The coins had a fixed value, their weight was equal to the European ducats. Coins with the image of the coat of arms and a portrait of Elizabeth I was produced in 1742-1744, 1746-1749, 1751-1753 in 1757. The circumference of the front and back sides, a rim consisting of teeth (may be partially or completely absent).On the obverse
is a portrait of Elizabeth I, in profile, face to the right. In a circle the inscription - "Б•М•ЕЛИСАВЕТЪ•I•IМПЕРАТРИЦА"(stands for "the grace of God Elizabeth I Empress").The reverse
depicts the coat of arms of the Russian Empire
in the mid 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) - "1748 IСАМОДЕРЖИЦА ВСЕРОСИСКАЯ•"(letters converted basis inside).
Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak St. Petersburg mint