The obverse: in the centre – the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it – the semicircular inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim – on top: "ТРИ РУБЛЯ" (THREE RUBLES), below: to the left – indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre – the year of issue "2015 г." (2015), to the right – the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.
The reverse: in the centre on the mirror field of the disc – an heraldic shield with images of the Moscow State University building and an opened book under it, in the left upper corner of the shield – an heraldic double-headed eagle, below under the shield – a narrow strip with the inscription on it: "НАУКА ЕСТЬ ЯСНОЕ ПОЗНАНИЕ ИСТИНЫ, ПРОСВЕЩЕНИЕ РАЗУМА" (THE SIENCE IS A CLEAR COMPREHENSION OF TRUTH, THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF MIND), inscription along the rim: "МОСКОВСКИЙ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЙ УНИВЕРСИТЕТ ИМ. М.В. ЛОМОНОСОВА ОСНОВАН В 1755 ГОДУ" (LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDED IN 1755).