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The 100th Anniversary of the Birthday of S.P.Korolyov

The 100th Anniversary of the Birthday of S.P.Korolyov

The 100th Anniversary of the Birthday of S.P.Korolyov

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Russia

Catalogue Number: 5110-0077

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Date of issue: 09.01.2007
Denomination: 2 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 15.55
Diameter, mm: 33,00 (0,20)
Thickness, mm: 2,40 (0,20)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof

The obverse: in the centre the emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, under it the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim on top: ߻ (TWO RUBLES), below: to the left indications of the precious metal and its fineness, in the centre the year of issue 2007 . (2007), to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the centre the portrait of S.P. Korolyov, under it the facsimile signature of the designer and the dates in two lines 1907 and 1966, to the left a starting spacecraft, in the background stylized images of the globe, trajectories of space flights, and starry sky.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov, National Artist of Russia.
The sculptor: U.S. Gogol
Saint Petersburg Mint ().
The edge: 195 corrugations.

Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov (1907-1966) Russian scientist, designer of rocket and space systems. Under his management rockets, artificial satellites of the Earth, manned spaceships Vostok and Voskhod had been created, on which for the first time in the history the space flight with the man onboard and the mans going into the outer space were accomplished.