Within a beaded border, the obverse of the coin displays the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (her fifth effigy by Jody Clark, in what looks to be a reworked version). Normally, the designer's initials are below the neck truncation, but they are not present here. Instead of the designer's initials, the hallmark Au 999.9 (99.99% gold).
Given that Cameroon has been a republic since it gained independence in 1960, it is unclear why the Queen's effigy is displayed on the coin.
Below it, a small Coat of Arms of the Republic of Cameroon. It features a shield divided in three parts by two diagonal lines; in the central section, an upright sword and scales are superimposed on the outline of the map of the country, above which there is a five-pointed star. Behind the shield, two crossed bundles of rods with axes in the middle. Around above, the motto PAIX TRAVAIL PATRIE in French; in small letters below these, the same in English: PEACE WORK FATHERLAND.
Around the rim, above: ELIZABETH II 3000 FRANCS CFA 2022 (three thousand Central African CFA Francs).
Around below, divided by the Coat of Arms, the name of the country in English: · REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON ·.