The coin of this type (with a portrait of young Catherine II) was produced from 1762 to 1776. The circumference of the front and back sides, a rim consisting of teeth (Kant can be partially or completely absent).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 • IСАМОД • ВСЕРОС"(stands for "the grace of God Catherine II Empress and autocrat of all Russias").On the reverse
in the Central circle there is a simplified depiction of the coat of Arms of the Russian Empire
double - headed eagle with scepter and Orb. There are four large cartouche with images: the crown (left), the Moscow coat of arms (top), coat of arms of the Kingdom of the Siberian (bottom), coat of arms of the Kingdom of Kazan (right). The top cartouche is crowned with the Imperial crown, the other normal crown. Between the cartouches are four little flower, on which figures of the year of minting - "1", "7", "6", "2". In a circle along the rim the inscription, divided into 4 parts (starting from top) - "IМПРСКАЯ""РОССÏЙС""МОН•ЦЕНА""ПЯТЬ•РУБ"(Imperial Russian coin price - 5 rubles).
Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak "History of money" Saint-Petersburg mint
Varieties 5 rubles of the sample of 1762:Portrait with scarf on the neck, the weight of 8.26 g:
1763 (MMD);Portrait with scarf on the neck, the weight of 6.54 g:
1764-1765 (SPB, no initials of the engraver);
1765 (SPB TI);Portrait without a scarf on neck:
1766-1776 (SPB TI);
1766 (SPB TI, more relief stamping).