Coin sample 1743 portrait of the Saint-Petersburg mint
. Produced in 1743-1754. In a circle the front and back of a rim with notches (on some coins may partially be absent, it is not a marriage).On the obverse
is placed a shoulder-length portrait of Elizabeth I, in profile, face to the right. Under the portrait letters "СПБ"(Saint-Petersburg). In a circle the inscription - "Б•М•ЕЛИСАВЕТЪ•I•IМП•IСАМОД:ВСЕРОС:"(stands for "the grace of God Elizabeth I Empress and autocrat of all Russias"). In cutting the sleeve provided letters "B S"- the initials of Benjamin Scott, the engraver of the coin.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. Under the Lam of the eagle placed the letters "I M"- the initials of mintmaster Ivan Markov. On the eagle's breast 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. At the top of the semicircle indicated the year of coinage, divided into two parts - "54 17". At the bottom a semicircle of nominal - "МОНЕТА• ПОЛТИНА•"(letters converted basis inside).
The picture shows a copy from the exposition of the State Hermitage with the number IT-R-2-7332.