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Emperor Paul I during his short reign from 1797 to 1801 – 4 years, 4 months, 4 days – was marked by attempts to dissociate himself from the policy of his mother Catherine the great in almost all areas, including coinage.

Pavel removed the portrait of The Russian head of state from the gold and silver coins.
5 rubles and a chervonets in gold, as well as silver 1 ruble, a fifty-kopeck piece, a half-kopeck piece, and even a trial efimok now bore on the obverse not the face of the Emperor, but the Templar order's replacement motto 'NOT to US, NOT to US, BUT to YOUR NAME'.

Paul did not spare silver even for nickels - unlike all previous Russian emperors, who minted a 5-kopeck coin made of copper.
Relative to the copper coins, the turn was even steeper.
Already 3 days after taking office, Pavel ordered in his Manifesto to reverse the monetary reform of Catherine's favorite count Platon Zubov, which provided for the re – minting of copper coins into a lighter one- so-called. 'Pavlovsky pricecan'.

Well, the Emperor would only have decided to weigh down the lightweight coins – no, Paul again launches 'polushki' and 'money', adding the last 'B' - 'money' instead of the previous 'Denga', and also mints a coin of 1 kopeck and a coin of 2 kopecks – a penny or a penny.
The copper coin Grosh was first minted in Russia under Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, but then it turned out quite badly – the copper riot of 1662 brought unpleasant memories of the 2-kopeck coin to the Romanovs.

Pavel was not afraid to remember this, he minted pennies and minted quite a lot, most of all at the Yekaterinburg mint: the circulation of 2 - kopeck coins issued in 1797 with the stamp of E. M. on the obverse was 4,913,900 pieces.
Weight - 20.48 g., diameter - 35 mm, edge – cord-shaped to the right.
On the obverse is the personal monogram of Paul I in the form of the letter 'P' and the Roman unit 'I' below it. Above the monogram is the Imperial crown.
On the reverse - the denomination in two lines, the number (2) and letters (kopecks); then – a line; under the line - the year of minting (1797) and the designation of the mint (E. M).
Concise, nothing superfluous.
My coin 2 kopecks in 1797 – not dug: it did not lie in the ground, it avoided rust. A small manufacturing defect on the obverse - a notch to the left of the monogram of the Emperor as a result of contamination of the stamp - does not spoil the coin: like a battle scar, it even adorns it.

Медяки Павла I

2 копейки 1797 г.

Country : Российская империя
Value : 2 копейка
Year : 1797
Mint : Екатеринбургский монетный двор
Circulation : 4 913 900
Material : Медь
Weight : 20.48
Diameter : 35
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