on the mirror field of the disc - a relief image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation, above it along the edge - an inscription in a semicircle: "RUSSIAN FEDERATION", framed on both sides by double rhombuses, below the emblem: on the left - designations of precious metal and alloy samples, on the right - the content of chemically pure metal and the mint trademark, at the bottom in the center in three lines - the inscription: "BANK OF RUSSIA", coin denomination: "3 RUBLES", year of issue: "2021".
on the mirror field of the disc - relief images of the contour of the Kemerovo region - Kuzbass, the logo of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of Kuzbass, the Golden Shoria monument, the Sheregesh ski resort, the Barnaul gate of the Kuznetsk fortress; images that represent the industrial strength of the region.
In 1698, Peter I, having learned about the silver ores found near the Kitat River, instructed the Tomsk voivode "to cooperate with every diligence and zealous zeal in mining and ore-mining business on the tributaries of the Kiya River." This is how the silver ores of Salair, iron ores in Gornaya Shoria, and gold in the Kuznetsk Alatau were discovered. The industrial development of the Kuznetsk land began in the 18th century. In 1721, the Cossack son Mikhailo Volkov discovered a "burnt mountain" on the banks of the Tom River, becoming the discoverer of Kuznetsk coal. The first interest in the development of Kuznetsk coal was shown by the Ural industrialist A.N. Demidov. After the October Revolution, Kuzbass became part of the West Siberian Territory, then the Novosibirsk Region. During the war years Kuzbass became the main supplier of coal and metal. In 1943, in order to increase coal production, production of metals and military products for the needs of the front at Kuzbass enterprises, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, by a decree of January 26, decided to separate Kuzbass from the Novosibirsk region and create the Kemerovo region on its territory. The regional center was the city of Kemerovo. Today Kuzbass is the most inhabited and densely populated region of Western Siberia. Three "whales" of the Kuzbass economy are the coal mining, metallurgical and chemical industries. A new industry for Kuzbass is actively developing - ski tourism.
Artists: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Cheese (reverse). Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).