There are options without indication of nominal value (can be considered as medals), and also minted in gold and copper. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth.The obverse of the coin
depicts a portrait of Emperor Alexander III in profile, face to the left. Neck letters "А.Г."- the initials of the engraver A. Griliches. Left a semicircle from the bottom up - "РОДИЛСЯ 26 ФЕВРАЛЯ 1845 ГОДА" right, top to bottom - UNTO the Lord RESTED 20 OCT. 1894". Along the circumference the inscription: "ALEXANDER III EMPEROR AND AUTOCRAT of all the Russias" (the beginning and the end of the label, separated by a five-pointed star).On the coin reverse there
is the image of the monument to Alexander III in Moscow (demolished in 1918), under it is specified denomination "RUBLE". On a circle the inscription: the left - "BUILT by the LOVE of the PEOPLE", left in the second row is more finely - "# MOSCOW", right - "EMPEROR NICHOLAS II" on the right in the second row is more finely - "OTKRYTY # 1912".
The photo shows the instances of exhibitions of the State Hermitage ", the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Empire
", having a number-R-2-13811 and IT-R-G-1-13654.
The construction of the monument near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior was conceived after the Emperor's death in 1894, but construction only began in 1900 and lasted for many years. The main sculptor was A. M. Opekushin - the author of the famous monument to Pushkin. 30 may (old style), 1912, it was organized a solemn opening with participation of the Imperial family. After 6 years the statue was removed as a symbol of imperialism, and in 1931 blew up the pedestal together with the Cathedral (the Church was restored in 1997). In 2005, near a monument to Alexander II.