First Cosmonaut

Date of issue: 29 March, 2011.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин, 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968), was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. After being selected for Air Force Group 1, he became the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft launched successfully and completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. After re-entry, Gagarin ejected from the craft and landed safely by parachute.

After the mission, Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and honours, including Hero of the Soviet Union. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup to the Soyuz 1 mission, which ended in a fatal crash. Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow which was later named after him.

Kazakhstan 2011 First Cosmonaut Bimetal Silver-Tantalum
Obverse: 
The composition symbolized the unity of human being with the world and the connection between the past and present; the face value of the coin "500 ТЕҢГЕ"; trade mark of Kazakhstan Mint; the inscription of "Ag 925  16.7 gr.  Та 24 gr." defining the metal which the coin is made of, its fineness and weight; two inscriptions "ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ" and "REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN".
Reverse: 
Image U.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut, 2011 is 50th anniversary of his space flight, image of orbital spacecraft on near-earth orbit, numbers "1961-2011" meaning the year of first man space flight and the year of coinage, name of the coin in Kazakh «ТҰҢҒЫШ ҒАРЫШКЕР», and in Russian «ПЕРВЫЙ КОСМОНАВТ» divided by signature of U.A. Gagarin.
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Catalog ID: 
KZ193CM2
Value: 
€60
Mintage: 
5000
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Bimetal

Central circle metal: 
Central circle fitness: 
0.925
Central circle weigth: 
16.7g
Outer circle metal: 
Outer circle weigth: 
24g
Purity: 
0.925
Weight: 
40.7g
Diameter: 
38.61mm
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