The 60th Anniversary of the First Human Space Flight
Central Bank of the Russian Federation
Proof, laser matting, organic enamel, artificial stone insert
Designers: A.A. Brynza, L.A. Evdokimova. Sculptor: A.N. Bessonov
Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION), framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, the inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination, the year of issue of the coin and the mint trademark.
Reverse: a relief image of a flying winged human figure and an image of a star in the form of artificial stone insert against the background of coloured stylised images of the sky full of stars and mythological creatures – the zodiacal constellations of Taurus, Leo, and Sagittarius; below, along the rim there are inscriptions: ‘12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 г.’ (12 APRIL 1961) and ’60 ЛЕТ ПЕРВОГО ПОЛЕТА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В КОСМОС’ (THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT).
A brief annotation
2021 was the 60th anniversary year of the first human space flight. On 12 April 1961, the Vostok-1 space vehicle was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. For the first time in human history, a manned spacecraft entered the aerospace and orbited the Earth. The flight lasted one hour and 48 minutes. This day will always be remembered in history as the day when the first human conquered the space.
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