Coin sample 1797 1798 were reduced in weight 29.25 g to 20.73 g. All images remained the same. The circumference of the front and back sides has a raised rim with notches (on some coins partially or completely absent).
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. Around along the rim inscriptions: at the top - "МОНЕТА ЦЕНА" below - "РУБЛЬ 1798"
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 "М.Б"(initials of mintmaster mint).
Varieties of rouble of the sample of 1798: 1798, 1800-1801 (CM, OM);
1798-1799 (SEE MB)
1799, 1801 (SEE FTS);
1799-1801 (SEE AI).