The son of Catherine II and Peter III ascended the throne at 41 years of age. He spent a large number of reforms that weakened the position of the nobility and had improved the situation of peasants. In order to avoid the revolution, he banned the import of foreign literature and study abroad. Actively led the fight against the emerging French Empire, changed the order of succession to the throne (after his power was passed from father to son). In 1798 was proclaimed master of the Maltese order, and then began a complicated relationship with the British (Malta was part of its composition). It is believed that the representatives of British organized the murder of Paul in 1801.
In the beginning of the reign of Paul I was pricecanada copper coins of the new model, introduced by Catherine II. They are exactly the same coins sample 1763 and had the monogram of Catherine II. This was done in connection with the return of the old stops (16 roubles from a pood). 1797 minted coins with the monogram of Paul I denomination from penny to 2 cents. Silver 5 cents repeat the design, while large coins (a rouble, poltina and polupoltinnik) placed the monogram of the four letters "P" on the front side and inscription on the reverse (1798 their weight was lowered). Also known trial silver efimok. From gold coins minted 5 roubles gold piece, which was then cancelled.
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