The obverse of the coin
vividly depicts St. Basil's Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) in Moscow, right underneath the mark of the Moscow mint
(stylized letters "ММД" upstairs on the left the emblem of the Bank of Russia: double-headed eagle with drooping wings. To the left along the rim, a semicircular inscription "БАНК" also right along the rim "РОССИИ" In the lower part of the field of coins of the specified denomination in two lines - "3 РУБЛЯ" beneath finely, the year of coinage - "1992".On the coin reverse
against the background of the House of Soviets depicted the goddess of Victory with a trumpet in one hand and a shield in the other. The shield is placed the image of St. George on a horse spearing a snake. In the background on the left oak leaves, below a Laurel branch. Right over the building in three rows indicated dates: 19-21 AUGUST 1991
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: A. A. Kolodkin.
Sculptor: N.. Beginners.
Date of issue: 19 August 1992
There are also coins in the performance of the Proof-like (mirror field), with a circulation of 400 thousand pieces.
From 19 to 21 August 1991 in Moscow, an event occurred that went down in history as the "August coup". This contributed to the creation of the emergency Committee, a body formed of supporters of the return of the Soviet regime, intending to save the Soviet Union and stop the secession of the republics. Won democratically minded politicians, which further resulted in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the creation of the Russian Federation, a member of the new organization - the CIS.