Catherine II of Russia, also known as Catherine the Great (1729-1796), was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, she came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. The period of Catherine the Great's rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility.


Crowned monogram of Catherine II the Great divides date within wreath.

17 86


Displays the Lesser Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire - a two-headed eagle crowned with two imperial crowns, over which the same third crown, enlarged, with two flying ends of the ribbon of the Order of Saint Andrew. The State Eagle held a scepter and globus cruciger. On the chest of the eagle there was an escutcheon with the arms of Moscow, depicting Saint George, mounted and defeating the dragon. The Lesser Coat of Arms depicts the imperial double-headed eagle with the addition of the collar of the Order of Saint Andrew around the escutcheon of St. George.

The globus cruciger (Latin, "cross-bearing orb"), also known as the orb and cross, an orb (Latin globus) topped (Latin gerere, to wear) by a cross (Latin crux), has been a Christian symbol of authority since the Middle Ages, used on coins, in iconography, and with the sceptre as royal regalia.

Order of St. Andrew was established in 1698 by Tsar Peter the Great, in honour of Saint Andrew, the first apostle of Jesus and patron saint of Russia.

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Material Copper
Weight 51.2 g
Diameter 42 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # C# 59.1, C# 59.2, C# 59.3, C# 59.4, C# 59.5, C# 59.6, C# 59.7, C# 59.8
Anninsky Mint (AM)
Ekaterinburg Mint (EM)
Krasny Mint (MM)
Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМ)
Sestroretsk Mint (CM)
Suzun Mint (KM)
Tauric Mint (TM)

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