The coins had a fixed value, their weight was equal to the European ducats. Coins with the portrait of Catherine II in adulthood produced only in 1796 (on the part of the circulation was the mark of the engraver - "Т I". 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•IМПЕРАТРИЦА•"(stands for "the grace of God Catherine II Empress").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) - "•1796• IСАМОДЕРЖ. ВСЕРОСИСКАЯ"(letters converted basis inside).
Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak "History of money" Saint-Petersburg mint