Coin 40 years of space flight of Yuri Gagarin
|Artist, Sculptor||A. V. Baklanov|
|Period||Russian Federation (1997-...)|
|Release date||May 16, 2001|
|Weight||5.1 г .|
|Diameter||23 мм .|
|Thickness||1.8 мм .|
|Series||40th anniversary of YA spaceflight Gagarin|
|Metal||Nickel silver (Copper (40-82%), nickel (5-15%) and zinc (13-45%))|
|Edge||Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)|
April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first astronaut to orbit in outer space. The launch of the carrier rocket "Vostok" took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. 108 minutes in space made him famous all over the world and the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Since 1962 to this day, 12 April began to celebrate Cosmonautics Day.
In the center of the disc - the indication value of the coin in two lines "2 РУБЛЯ" below - the inscription: "БАНК РОССИИ", under it - the date "2001" on the left and the right - stylized branch plants.
Portrait Y. A. Gagarin, under it - the facsimile signature "ГАГАРИН", to the right in two lines - the inscription: "12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 Г.".