Has two versions: with indication of nominal value and without it (the second may be considered as a medal). 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 "H. GUBE. F"(Carver G. I. Lip). 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 РУБЛЬ" On a circle the inscription: "БОРОДИНО 26 АВГУС. 1812 Г. ОТКРЫТЪ 26 АВГУС. 1839 Г."
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-P-G-1-8741 and IT-R-G-1-8742.
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.