Embossing is produced on the workpiece consisting of two metals: brass ring, inside which is inserted a copper-Nickel disk. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.The obverse of the coin
in the middle of two lines with specified amount (the number "10" underneath the word "РУБЛЕЙ" below there is a sign of the Saint-Petersburg mint
(consists of letters "СПМД". Inside the figure "0" alternately when changing the angle of inclination can be seen the number "10" and the word "РУБ" On a circle above the inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" at the bottom the year of issue "2004", on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak.The reverse of the coin
depicts the chapel of the assumption among city buildings in the foreground, the river Kem standing with her boats. At the top is placed the emblem of the city. On the yellow ring at the top circumference has a recessed inscription "ДРЕВНИЕ ГОРОДА РОССИИ" the bottom convex inscription "КЕМЬ"between the two triangular cutouts.
Artist - A. V. Baklanov, the sculptor: I. S. komshilov. The coin is dated September 22, 2004.
Kem is located in the North-East Karelia, a few kilometers from the coast of the White sea. The city known since the XV century, when it became part of the Novgorod Republic. Here goes main stream tours to the Solovetsky monastery.