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2 rubles 1785 (SPB)

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Shooting location: The exposition of the Museum of the Goznak "History of money"
Coin 2 rubles 1785 (SPB)
Nominal: 2 rubles
Year: 1785
Metal: Gold
Period of issue: 1785
Standard weight: 2,62 g
Ligature weidht: 2,4 g
Mint: SPB
Standart diameter: 17-18 mm
Metal sample: 917
Edge: Threadlike, tilt left
2 rubles 1785 (SPB). Edge
Nominal: 2 rubles
Year: 1785
Metal: Gold
Period of issue: 1785
Standart weight: 2,62 g
Ligature weidht: 2,4 g
Mint: SPB
Standart diameter: 17-18 mm
Metal sample: 917
Edge: Threadlike, tilt left
2 rubles 1785 (SPB). Edge

Description of coin 2 rubles 1785 (SPB):

From 1756 to 1779 were issued gold coins of non-standard denominations - poltina, rouble, and 2 roubles. They had a limited circulation among government officials, and was also used for overseas payments. Coin with portrait of Catherine II in adulthood, was produced in 1785 and 1786. The circumference of the front and back sides, a rim consisting of teeth.

On the obverse is a portrait of Catherine II in profile, face to the right. Under the portrait letters "СПБ"(Saint-Petersburg). In a circle the inscription - "Б•М•ЕКАТЕРИНА•II•IМП•ИСАМОД•ВСЕРОС"(stands for "the grace of God Catherine II Empress and autocrat of all Russias").

The reverse depicts the coat of arms of the Russian Empire of second half XVIII century: the double-headed eagle with the lifted wings, crowned by two Imperial crowns, above the same crown but larger. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left power. On the eagle's breast an oval shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. The shield surrounded by chain of Order of St. Andrew. In a circle the inscription (starting at the top) - "1785 • МОН • ЦЕНА • ДВА • РУБЛИ •"(letters converted basis inside).


Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak St. Petersburg mint.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 2 рубля:

1. 2 rubles (SPB) 1766
2. 2 rubles (SPB) 1786
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    The periods of issue of the coin
    Coins of the Russian Empire (beginning of the XVIII century - 1917)
    Ekaterina II Alexeevna (1762-1796)

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