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 "5" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЕЙ" even below, in smaller numbers, the year of issue "1987".The reverse of the coin
in the upper part depicts a stylized flag on the right side which has the date "1917". On top of the flag depicts a portrait of Vladimir Lenin facing left. At the bottom of the coin there is an inscription of five lines: "70 ЛЕТ ВЕЛИКОЙ ОКТЯБРЬСКОЙ СОЦИАЛИСТИЧЕСКОЙ РЕВОЛЮЦИИ" bottom right in the background a Laurel branch (symbol of victory).
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: Vladimir Nikitin.
Sculptor: N.. Noses.
Date of issue: 20 Oct 1987
Total circulation: 1.5 million pieces, of which 200 thousand coins collectible proof performance
This is the first in Soviet history coin 5 rubles, who had a massive axe (previously there were only trial versions). Among the commemorative coins of the USSR is the largest, for what it called the "puck".
The October revolution happened on 7 November (25 October old style), at the same time was formed the RSFSR. In the course of the revolutionary actions in Petrograd overthrew the Provisional government and established Soviet power. The military revolutionary Committee that planned the revolt, was led by Lenin, who then became the first Secretary of the new state. Revolution was the result of years of training (since the second half of the XIX century), to carry out a coup failed because of the weakness of the authorities.