in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower — the semicircular inscription — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «ОДИН РУБЛЬ» (ONE RUBLE), at the bottom — the year of issue «2001», the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right — the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
the picture of a Sakhalin sturgeon. The inscription at the top along the rim: «САХАЛИНСКИЙ ОСЁТР» (THE SAKHALIN STURGEON).
The artist: A.S. Kunats.
The sculptor: S.A. Kornilov.
St. Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
The edge: 252 corrugations.
The Sakhalin sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris Ayres) inhabits the basin of the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, rivers of the Primorsky Territory and Sakhalin. It is protected by the State.