Soviet medal ‘For the Restoration of the Donbass Coal Mines’, brass, 32 mm in diameter, secured by a ring through the medal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by an overlapping 24 mm silk ribbon with black and gold stripes. On its obverse, is a relief image of a restored mine, a flag atop the tower. On the right side, the relief image of a helmeted miner facing left carrying a jackhammer on his right shoulder; in the background at center, the Sun with rays going all the way to the top of the medal; along the upper circumference, the relief inscription ‘For the Restoration of the Donbass Coal Mines’; along the lower circumference, the relief image of a five-pointed star over a laurel wreath. On the reverse, the relief image of the hammer and sickle over the inscription ‘Labor in the CCCP – A Matter of Honor’.
The Medal ‘For the Restoration of the Donbass Coal Mines’ was a civilian state award of the Soviet Union established on September 10, 1947, to recognize personal achievements by participants in the recovery of the coal mines of the Donets Basin.