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2 Rubles Space Flight of Yuri Gagarin

2 Rubles (Space Flight of Yuri Gagarin) -  obverse2 Rubles (Space Flight of Yuri Gagarin) -  reverse

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Features

Country Russia
Period Russian Federation (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2001
Value 2 Rubles
2 RUB = 0.026 USD
Currency Ruble (1998-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 5.10 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.80 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Y# 675,
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg; 2007. A Catalog of Modern World Coins: 1850-1964 (14th edition). Whitman Publishing Company, Atlanta, USA. ISBN 9780794820565.
  • Richard S. Yeoman, Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira Friedberg; 1988. Current Coins of the World (8th edition). Coin & Currency Institute, Clifton, USA. ISBN 9780871848017.
CBR# 5010-0008
Central Bank of Russia (http://old.cbr.ru/eng/Bank-notes_coins/)

Commemorative issue

40th Anniversary of the space flight of Yuri A. Gagarin

Obverse

In the center — the indication of the face value of the coin in two lines: «2 РУБЛЯ» (2 RUBLES), lower — the inscription «БАНК РОССИИ» (BANK OF RUSSIA), under it — the year of issue «2001», to the left and to the right — a stylized twig of a plant.

Lettering:
2
СПМД
РУБЛЯ
БАНК РОССИИ
2001

Translation:
2
SPMD
Rubles
Bank of Russia

Reverse

Portrait of Yuri A. Gagarin, facsimile signature «ГАГАРИН» (GAGARIN) below, inscription in two lines «12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 ГОДА» (APRIL 12, 1961) to the right.

Lettering:
12 АПРЕЛЯ
1961 Г.
Гагарин

Translation:
APRIL 12, 1961
Gagarin

Engravers: A.A. Dolgopolova, A.V. Baklanov

Edge

Interrupted corrugations

2 Rubles (Space Flight of Yuri Gagarin) -  obverse

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Comments

Date of issue: 11.04.2001

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2001  14% Without mintmark; rare, mintage included in Moscow Mint
2001 ММД 10,000,000 0.96 1.19 2.18 63% Moscow Mint
2001 СПМД 10,000,000 0.72 1.64 2.73 42% St. Petersburg Mint

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