In 1787, on the issue of the national copper coins goes Tauric mint in Feodosia, which was earlier planned to establish a special minting of silver coins for local circulation. The yard had only been there for two years.The obverse of the coin
shows the monogram of Catherine II of the letters of the "I"(Empress), "Е"(Catherine) and Roman numerals "II" Upstairs the Imperial crown. The sides of the year, is divided into two parts - "17" and "88". Image is surrounded by two branches connected at the bottom with a bow.The reverse of the coin
depicts the coat of arms of the Russian Empire
in the second half of the XVIII century. The coat of arms double-headed eagle with raised wings, crowned by two Imperial crowns, above is the same crown but larger. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left - power. On the chest is placed a shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Moscow
coat of arms surrounded by chain of the order of Saint Apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo. Under the clutches of an eagle letters "Т М"(the Taurian coin). At the bottom along the edge is a ribbon with the inscription - "ПЯТЬ • КОПЕЕКЪ"