The issue of coins of this denomination was started by Peter the great. Typically, they weight repeated European gold coin (Ducat), and had no fixed par value. At different times the value can vary, depending on the foot of the Golden coins.The obverse of the coin
is the monogram of Paul I, consisting of four large letters "П" set around Roman numerals "I" United at the base. Above the letters is placed the Imperial crown. Between the letters "П"marked with the number "5" indicating the denomination. At the top along the rim an inscription, divided into 2 parts: "1797 ГОДА"On the coin reverse
in double square frame, surrounded by a stylized pattern, the inscription in four lines - "НЕ НАМЪ, НЕ НАМЪ, А ИМЯНИ ТВОЕМУ." Under the inscription are the letters: left - "С.М."(St. Petersburg coin), right "Г.Л"(initials of mintmaster mint).
Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak "History of money" Saint-Petersburg mint