On the front side of the coins there is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, there are inscriptions: "RUSSIAN FEDERATION", "BANK OF RUSSIA", denomination of coins - "2 РУБЛЯ" and date - "2018", metal designation according to the Periodic Table of Elements of DI . Mendeleyev, a sample of the alloy, the trademark of the St. Petersburg Mint and the mass of the precious metal in its purity.
On the reverse side of the coin there are relief images: on the left - a portrait of V.Ya. Struve, on the right - an astronomical instrument on the background of the facade of the building of the Pulkovo Observatory and the starry sky executed in the technique of laser matting; There are: below - an inscription along the circumference "V.Ya. STRUWE ", on the right - dates in two lines" 1793 "," 1864 ".