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The 50th Anniversary of Launching the First Artificial Earth Satellite

The 50th Anniversary of Launching the First Artificial Earth Satellite

The 50th Anniversary of Launching the First Artificial Earth Satellite

Catalogue Number: 5111-0162

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Date of issue: 01.10.2007
Denomination: 3 rubles
Currency: ruble
Metal, finenes: silver, 925/1000
Total weight, G: 31.10
Diameter, mm: 39,00 (0,30)
Thickness, mm: 3,30 (0,35)
Mintage, pcs: 3000
Proof: Proof
Description

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: ߻ (THREE 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: below against the background of the starry sky the globe, above it the first Artificial Earth Satellite, to the right, from below upwards along the rim the stylized image of the near-earth orbit of the Satellite drawn by matted line with the date on it The 4th of October 1957; to the left the inscription along the rim in two lines: Ȼ (THE FIRST ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITE).

The artists: V.M. Yerokhin, A.V. Malokostova
The sculptor: Computer simulation.
Moscow Mint ().
The edge: 300 corrugations.

The First Artificial Earth Satellite was launched in the Soviet Union from the Space Vehicle Launching Site Baikonur on the 4th of October 1957.