The coins had a fixed value, their weight was equal to Hungarian ducats (the first time the coins just minted). During the reign of Peter I double the coins were issued in 1701-1702 and 1714 with portraits of 3 types, which the king was portrayed at different ages. Coin 1701 has varieties minted stamp for gold pieces, so the picture is smaller than on later releases.
On the obverse is a portrait of Peter the Great in profile, face to the right. In a circle the inscription, divided into two parts - "ЦРЬ ПЕТРЪ АЛЕSIЕВIЧ"(it stands for "Tsar Peter Alexeyevich").
The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Russia in the early 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 shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. At the bottom under the horizontal line indicate the year of minting of the old Slavonic letters ("҂АѰА"- "1701"). In a circle the inscription - "САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ ВСЕЯ РWССIИ"
The circumference of the front and back sides of the coin there is an edge, consisting of small raised dots (may be partially or completely absent).
The picture shows a copy from the exposition of the State Hermitage Museum, with a room HE-R-AZ-176.