the two-headed eagle (designed by I.Bilibin), the letters under it indicate the metal sign, the fineness, the mint trademark and the fine metal content. The inscriptions along the rim: at the top — «3 РУБЛЯ 1994 г.» (3 RUBLES 1994), at the bottom — «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA).
a sable sitting on a bough, under it - an ornamental flower, in the background - mountains, firs and birds, the inscription along the rim: "СОХРАНИМ НАШ МИР" (PROTECT OUR WORLD).
The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.A. Dolgoplova, A.V. Baklanov
Moscow Mint (ММД)
The edge: 300 corrugations
The sable, an extremely quick animal with exquisite fur, lives in coniferous forests from the north of the Ural mountains to the Pacific ocean. Russians have hunted the sable, highly valued for its fur, since olden times and the animal is represented in the coat of arms of the old Russian cities of Irkutsk, Yakutsk and Verkhoturye.