The coins had a fixed value, their weight was equal to Hungarian ducats (the first time the coins just minted). In the reign of Peter the great, the coins were issued in 1701-1703, 1706-1707, 1710-1714 and 1716, with the portraits of the 4 types, in which the king was portrayed at different ages. In the last year of minting coins had Latin inscriptions.
On the obverse is a portrait of Peter the Great in profile, face to the right. Top in a circle the inscription - "ЦРЬ ПЕТРЪ АЛЕSIЕВIЧ"(it stands for "Tsar Peter Alexeyevich").
The reverse depicts the coat of arms of Russia in the early XVIII century: the double-headed eagle with the lifted wings, crowned by two Imperial crowns, above the same crown but larger. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left power. On the eagle's breast shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Under the clutches of an eagle letters "ILL"(initials of mintmaster Louisa Johann lang). In a circle the inscription - "ВСЕА РОСIИ САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ"("Of all Russia Autocrat") and the date of minting of the old Slavonic letters ("҂АѰЗ"- "1707").
The circumference of the front and back sides of the coin there is an edge, consisting of small raised dots (may be partially or completely absent).