Coin 40 years of space flight of Yuri Gagarin

Catalogues

Krause Konros Catalogue number
Y# 675 55.3/1 5010-0008

Authors

Artist, Sculptor A. V. Baklanov

Information

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1997-...)
Release date May 16, 2001
Weight 5.1 г .
Diameter 23 мм .
Thickness 1.8 мм .
Release Commemorative coins
Series 40th anniversary of YA spaceflight Gagarin
Denomination 2
Currency Russian ruble
Metal Nickel silver (Copper (40-82%), nickel (5-15%) and zinc (13-45%))
Orientation Medal
Edge Ribber with smooth sections (Corrugations 84, divided into 12 equal portions, alternating with areas 12 smooth)
Shape Round

Detailed description

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.

Obverse description

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.

Reverse description

Portrait Y. A. Gagarin, under it - the facsimile signature "ГАГАРИН", to the right in two lines - the inscription: "12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 Г.".

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Circulation

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