The 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic
the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘3 РУБЛЯ’ (3 RUBLES), and the year ‘2022 г.’ (2022).
the mirror field of the disc features a relief image of the stele ‘Friendship of the Peoples of Karachay Cherkessia’ against the background of a stylised image of the peaks of Elbrus; on the right, there is an image of the national emblem of the Karachay-Cherkess Republic; there are inscriptions: ‘КАРАЧАЕВО-ЧЕРКЕССКАЯ РЕСПУБЛИКА’ (KARACHAY-CHERKESS REPUBLIC), along the upper rim, and ‘100 ЛЕТ’ (100 YEARS) on the left.
Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), O.G. Shepel (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint (СПМД).
Edge: 300 corrugations.
The Karachay-Cherkess Autonomous Region was established on 12 January 1922. By the law of the RSFSR, dated 3 July 1991, the region was transformed into the Karachay-Cherkess Soviet Socialist Republic as part of the RSFSR. In December 1992, it was renamed into the Karachay-Cherkess Republic.
The republic is located in the foothills of the North-Western Caucasus. Its administrative centre is the city of Cherkessk.
Most of the territory of the republic is occupied by mountains (about 80%). Mount Elbrus, the highest peak of the Caucasus, is situated on the border with Kabardino-Balkaria.
The republic is rich in water resources. There are about 130 high mountain lakes of glacial origin and many mountain waterfalls. Waters of 172 small and large rivers flow through the republic’s territory. The republic has built and operates the system of the Big Stavropol Canal, which is a source of water supply for the Stavropol Territory.
There are large reserves of medicinal mineral waters, such as Narzan, and thermal springs.