Has two varieties: short and long beams over head. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth.
On the obverse is a portrait of Emperor Alexander I in profile, face to the right. Head over to the Masonic symbol: the pyramid with the eye in the middle, around it the rays. At the bottom is a sword entwined with Laurel branch. On a circle the inscription: "АЛЕКСАНДРЪ ПЕРВЫЙ Б.М. ИМПЕРАТОРЪ ВСЕРОС"(Alexander I by the grace of God Emperor of all the Russias).
The reverse of the coin depicts the main monument on the Borodino field, beneath a specified value "1 1/2 РУБЛЯ" On a circle the inscription: "БОРОДИНО 26 АВГУС. 1812 Г. ОТКРЫТЪ 26 АВГУС. 1839 Г."
The picture shows a copy from the exposition "Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire" the State Hermitage Museum that have a number: HE-R-2-12298.
In 1839, on the Borodino field is set the third monument in honor of the victory in the Patriotic war of 1812. The monument is a column with bas-reliefs, gilded head upstairs. Architect Antonio Adamini. The installation location selected battery of Rayevsky near the graves of the Bagration. In 1932, the monument was demolished, and in 1987 to the 175th anniversary of the battle recreated. Now is the main monument on Borodino field from more than 50 sites.