in the centre - the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it - the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim - on top: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), below: to the left - indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre - the year of issue "2012 г." (2012), to the right - the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
in the circle framed by the entire rim to the left - the image of dragon, to the right - a matted image of the half-moon.
The artist: S.A. Kozlov.
The sculptor: Computer simulation.
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
The edge: 300 corrugations.
The dragon is one of the 12 symbols of the Lunar Calendar.