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. On the cut of the neck the signature of the engraver "GUBE . F ."(Carver A. I. Lip) of the circumference: "АЛЕКСАНДРЪ ПЕРВЫЙ Б.М. ИМПЕРАТОРЪ ВСЕРОС"(Alexander I by the grace of God Emperor of all the Russias).
The reverse of the coin depicts Alexander column on Palace square in St. Petersburg, under it, nominal value - "1 . РУБЛЬ" Left a semicircle along the edge in two lines the inscription: "АЛЕКСАНДРУ ПЕРВОМУ" also to the right in two lines - "БЛАГОДАРНАЯ РОССIЯ.1834"
The photo shows the pieces from the exhibition "the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire" the State Hermitage Museum that have a number: HE-R-2-15255 and IT-R-2-15256.
In 1834 in the square near the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg is established the monument to Alexander Petrosa, which became a masterpiece of that time. Is a monolithic granite column weighing 600 tons, mounted on a square pedestal with bas-reliefs, on top is a bronze sculpture of an angel. Architect Auguste Montferrand. The prototype for the monument was the vendôme column in Paris, and she, in turn, made according to the example of Trajan's column in Rome. The Alexander column above all his predecessors. The most difficult task was the delivery from quarries in the vicinity of Vyborg granite blocks, which were carved from rocks and processed on the spot. Shipping was by water, and the installation worked 2 thousand people. Final polishing is made on the spot.