Pattern 5 Rubles, Nicholas II

This pattern 5 ruble was struck in Russia in 1895, during the reign of Nicholas II, Czar from 1894-1917. The last Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II was assassinated with his family by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.
Obverse text: Nicholas II the Emperor and Autocrat of all Russia
Obverse image: Portrait of Nicolas II.
Reverse text: 1/3 of Imperial / 5 rubles / 1895
Reverse image: Center the Russian coat-of-arms, a two-headed eagle wearing a shield with a mounted figure of Saint George. Imperial crowns on each eagle head stands for the unity and sovereignty of Russia, the orb and scepter grasped in the eagle's toes are traditional heraldic symbols.
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Object Name
date made
head of government
Nicholas II Emperor of Russia
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: .1 cm x 1.5 cm; 1/32 in x 19/32 in
place made
Rossiya: Rossiya
associated place
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Coins, Currency and Medals
Russian Coins and Jetons
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Russian Coins and Jetons
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
duPont Collection
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