Coin of this type with the monogram of Catherine II was produced at the St. Petersburg mint in 1763-1767 and 1788 years (symbol - SPM). Coin with the date "1768" year meets for the first time, it is absent in most catalogs. The coin shows signs of old images, and therefore, it may be peretachenko 10-penny coins in 1762 with the use of stamps with the letters MTA on another mint. About this pricechange mentioned in the nominal Decree of Catherine II on September 11, 1768 No. 138 "about the continuation of the overstriking of copper coins for 3 million rubles" (11-volume edition VMKG, Catherine II, volume 1, p. 134).The obverse of the coin
shows the monogram of Catherine II of the letters of the "I"(Empress), "Е"(Catherine) and Roman numerals "II" Upstairs the Imperial crown. The sides of the year, is divided into two parts - "17" and "68". Image is surrounded by two branches connected at the bottom with a bow.The reverse of the coin
depicts the coat of arms of the Russian Empire
in the second half of the XVIII century. The coat of arms double-headed eagle with raised wings, crowned by two Imperial crowns, above is the same crown but larger. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left - power. On the chest is placed a shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Moscow
coat of arms surrounded by chain of the order of Saint Apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo. Under the clutches of an eagle letters "СП М"(St. Petersburg coin). At the bottom along the edge is a ribbon with the inscription - "ПЯТЬ • КОПЕЕКЪ"