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The 60th Anniversary of the First Human Space Flight

Date of Issue
Catalogue number
The Cosmos
Date of Issue
Catalogue number
25 rubles
Metal, fineness
Silver 925/1000
Total weight, g
169.00 (± 0.85)
Fine metal content not less than, g
Diameter, mm
60.00 (± 0.50)
Thickness, mm
6.60 (± 0.50)
Mintage, pcs


the mirror field of the disc bears a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation, over it along the rim there is the semicircular inscription ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed on both sides by doubled rhombuses, below under the coat of arms there are indications of the precious metal and its fineness on the left and the fine metal content and the mint trade mark on the right, at the bottom in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the denomination of the coin ‘25 РУБЛЕЙ’ (25 RUBLES), and the year of issue ‘2021 г.’ (2021).


the mirror field of the disc bears relief images of a flying winged human figure and a star against the background of 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).


Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.A. Brynza, L.A. Evdokimova (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Saint Petersburg Mint.
Edge: 252 corrugations.

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2021 is 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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