Coin 40 years of space flight of Yuri Gagarin

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 676 56.2/5 5514-0005

Authors

Artist A. V. Baklanov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date June 7, 2001
Weight 8.4 г .
Diameter 27 мм .
Thickness 2.1 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 40th anniversary of YA spaceflight Gagarin
Denomination 10
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Bi-metal (Ring - brass, disk - Melchior)
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribbed with the inscription (300 corrugations and two inscriptions "10 РУБЛЕЙ", separated by two asterisks)
Shape Round

Detailed description

April 12 held a significant event, which opened the way to humanity in the space provided. Especially in the early spring morning in 1961 a young Soviet pilot Yuri Gagarin drove the ship "Vostok-1", who took his course from the cosmodrome "Baikonur" space walk.

The birth of the first astronaut in the spring of 1934 in the Smolensk region. Gagarin spent his childhood in the small town of Gzhatsk, now bears his name. His career as a pilot Yuri began studying in the Saratov technical school in the local flying club, where they first solo flight was made at age 21. Being called up Gagarin continued development of flight case and graduated from aviation school in Chkalov. In 1958-1959 Yury served in naval aviation of the Murmansk region in fighter regiment. Air Force Commander of the Order in March 1960 fighter pilot was selected as a candidate for the astronauts. Of the 20 candidates Gagarin became the first, carried out the flight to the stars.

Gagarin for 108 minutes flight around the globe received worldwide fame and glory of Soviet space pioneers. Space exploration has given mankind a new round of development. Date of first space flight is now celebrated as the Day of Cosmonautics.

Obverse description

In the center - the designation value of the coin "10 РУБЛЕЙ". Inside of the figure "0" - hidden, visible by turns on changing angle of view of the image numbers "10" and the word "РУБЛЕЙ". In the lower part of the disc - the mint trademark. The top of the ring along the rim - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", at the bottom - the date "2001" on the left and the right - stylized twigs of plants going over to the disc.

Reverse description

The image of Yuri Gagarin in space suit, under it - the facsimile signature "ГАГАРИН" at the top along the rim - the inscription: "12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 ГОДА".

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Circulation

Name Uncirculated Proof Average price
MMD, 2001 10,000,000 - Unknown
SPMD, 2001 10,000,000 - Unknown