The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "1" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЬ" even below, in smaller numbers, the year of issue "1987".
The reverse of the coin in the foreground: the relief image of the monument to Kutuzov at Borodino (Moscow region, Mozhaisk area), underneath is the date "1812", at the top, along the rim the inscription in a semicircle - "175 ЛЕТ СО ДНЯ БОРОДИНСКОГО СРАЖЕНИЯ" Background: a panorama of the Borodino field on a background of clouds.
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: A. G. Miroshnichenko.
The Sculptor: I. S. Komshilov.
Date of issue: 7 September 1987
Total circulation: 4 million pieces, of which 220 thousand coins collectible proof performance.
The battle of Borodino is considered the most ambitious in the history among one-day battles. Occurred on August 26 (September 7, old style), near the village of Borodino between Russian and French armies. It was the first major battle of the Patriotic war of 1812, which gave Napoleon to doubt the invincibility of his army. There is still no accurate opinion about which party won. Total losses amounted to about 80 thousand people, and the number of participants to 250 thousand. The centenary of the battle in 1912 at Borodino was arranged the memorial, consisting of numerous monuments, located in different parts of the intended place of battle. In 2012 the restoration work.