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 the small numbers below the year of issue "1990".The reverse of the coin
depicts a relief panorama of the Grand Palace and the cascade of fountains in Peterhof down over the Sea channel horizontally placed word «ПЕТРОДВОРЕЦ»(the Soviet name of Peterhof). Up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: "the Grand Palace", her figure framed in two lines, the date of construction of the ensemble «XVIII-XIX вв.»
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Date of issue: March 15, 1990, refers to a series of coins dedicated to the attractions of the USSR.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The Sculptor: S. M. Ivanov.
Total circulation: 3 million pieces, of which 400 thousand coins collectible performance Proof and UNC
Peterhof, suburb of Saint Petersburg, was the Imperial summer residence during the time of Peter I, who organized a grandiose construction. He intended to create a complex, surpassing Paris Versailles, but the original Palace was rather modest. The establishment of the Park with numerous fountains, with natural inflow of water under pressure, lasted to the end of XVIII century, in the reign of Elizabeth the Palace was expanded to an enormous size. During the great Patriotic war the Palace and part of the fountains were destroyed, and later restored to its original form. Now the complex is the hallmark of Peterhof, the world famous. Particularly in demand among foreign tourists who combine a visit to Peterhof with a tour of St. Petersburg attractions.