The Life Guards Semenovskii infantry regiment had a regimental jetton created in 1883 in memory of the 200 years of the creation of the regiment.
Apart from the above, the regiment had a very specific jetton delivered by the Semenovskii Officer's association and given to the officers leaving the regiment and having spent more than five years in it.
The attribution of the jetton was linked with the following title for the leaving officer, "to the member for life of the Life Guards Semenovskii Officer's association".
Some 120 jettons were given, around 20 with the cypher of Tsar Alexander III and around 100 with the cyper of Tsar Nicholas II.
We are extremely grateful to Sergei Patrikeev for the research concerning the background of the present jetton.
Apart from the fact that this jetton was known to few collectors, its background has never been fully researched and never published before.