in the center — the Emblem of the Bank of Russia (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 framed by a circle of dots : at the top — "3 РУБЛЯ 1995 г." (3 RUBLES 1995), at the bottom — "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA).
a sable sitting on a bough.
The artist: A.V. Baklanov
The sculptors: A.V. Baklanov, A.A. Dolgopolova
St. Petersburg Mint (ЛМД)
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.