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Coin - 1 Rouble, 20th Anniversary of Manned Space Flight, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1981 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 15817

Summary:
Copper-Nickel 1 Rouble coin manufactured in 1981 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first manned space flight on 12 April 1961.

Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first person to travel into space on the Vostok I. The flight lasted less than two hours.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: space flight, spacecraft, space technology, astronauts
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1981 AD
Denomination: 1 Rouble
Obverse Description: National arms, CCCP [SSSR] divided, below 1 / [ROUBLE]
Reverse Description: Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin flanked by rockets, above 1961 / hammer and sickle/ 1981. Around, Cyrillic script [20 YEARS FROM FIRST MANNED SPACE FLIGHT / YURI ALEKSEYEVICH GAGARIN]
Edge Description: Cyrillic script [ONE ROUBLE]
Shape: Round
Material: Copper Nickel
Issued By: Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1981

Mint: not recorded
Person Depicted: Colonel Yuri Gagarin, Russia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1961
References: Y#188.1

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