in the center of the disk - the emblem of the Bank of Russia (the double-headed eagle of the artist I. Bilibin, beneath it the semicircular inscription "BANK OF RUSSIA"), framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top - "THREE RUBLE", at the bottom - "1998", on the left - the designation of the metal, the alloy sample, to the right - the precious metal content and the mint trade mark.
panorama of architectural monuments of the Nilo-Stolobenskaya desert, above the image of the monastery on the left - the figure of the Monk Nil Stolobensky, to the right - the date "XVI century." Above the circle there is an inscription: "NILO-STOLOBENSKY DESERT".
Nilo-Stolbenskaya desert - a monastery on the Stolobnoy Island of Lake Seliger, founded in 1594. The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes the Epiphany Cathedral (1821-1833) with a 4-tier bell tower, the hospital church of All Saints with cells (1699-1723), the gate churches of the Nile (1751-1755), Peter and Paul ( 1760-1764), the refectory chamber (1669-1781gg.). In the cathedral church the relics of the Monk Nil are buried.