On the obverse
in the Central ring of dots embossed emblem of the Central Bank of Russia (double-headed eagle without crowns with lowered wings, under it the inscription - "БАНК РОССИИ". At the top of the circumference - "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" below in a semicircle the date - "2001" to the left of the date indicated metal "Ag 900" to the right of the date specified weight of pure silver in grams - "31,1" and the mint mark (MMD - Moscow
). Labels separated by dots.The reverse
relief image of the portrait of Gagarin in the form of a pilot-cosmonaut with a dove in his hands, to his right, two stars of the circumference - "40-ЛЕТИЕ ПЕРВОГО ПОЛЁТА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В КОСМОС"
On the obverse and reverse sides of the coins along the circumference there is a raised rim.
Over the creation of coins worked: artist - A. V. Baklanov, sculptor - I. Kopytkin.
Date of issue - April 11, 2001.