Yuri Gagarin flew only one cosmic mission, but in 1961 he made history as the first man in space. The 60th anniversary of this historic event is celebrated with the Gagarin 1 oz Silver coloured commemorative round. Struck by Germania Mint for the Red Star project, it is the first one from the new Interkosmos series, presenting the achievements and symbols of the Soviet space program.
This coin is a special edition release with a limited mintage of 607, referring to the Vostok 1 rocket launch time at 6.07 am on April 12, 1961.
The obverse of the first medal of the series depicts Yuri Gagarin and the Vostok 1 rocket, with which he reached orbit, the planet Earth in the background and the inscription “Gagarin – the first man in space”.
The reverse features the State Emblem of the Soviet Union and the denomination – 10 victories. The reverse also features the weight, fineness and 2021 year-date.
A thematic red, yellow and black plating has been applied to both sides of the coin.
Each coin is presented in a capsule in a box accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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