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The 40th Anniversary of the space flight of Yu. A. Gagarin

The 40th Anniversary of the space flight of Yu. A. Gagarin

The 40th Anniversary of the space flight of Yu. A. Gagarin

Catalogue Number: 5117-0019

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Date of issue: 11.04.2001
Denomination: 100 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 900/1000
Total weight, G: 1000.00
Diameter, mm: 100,00 (0,80)
Thickness, mm: 15,0 (0,60)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

The obverse: in the center the Emblem of the Bank of Russia [the two-headed eagle with wings down, lower the semicircular inscription Ȼ (BANK OF RUSSIA)] framed by a circle of dots and inscriptions along the rim: at the top ɻ (ONE HUNDRED RUBLES), at the bottom the year of issue 2001, the letters to the left indicate the metal sign and the fineness, to the right the fine metal content and the mint trade mark.

The reverse: in the center the picture of the launching the space ship VOSTOK, to the left the portrait of Yu.A. Gagarin wearing a space suit, to the right the globe with the flight trajectory trough the near-earth orbit, over it stylized pictures of the sun and constellations of Maiden, Dog, Swan, Pegasus, the inscription at the top along the rim: 40 - ˨ ѻ (THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST SPACE FLIGHT OF THE HUMAN BEING), at the bottom space stations.

The artist: A.V. Baklanov.
The sculptor: R.V. Shestkov.
Moscow Mint (M).
The edge: 360 corrugations.