2008 First Man In Space - Yuri Gagarin Silver 'Orbital' Coin

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2008 First Man In Space - Yuri Gagarin Silver 'Orbital' Coin

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2008 First Man In Space - Yuri Gagarin  Silver 'Orbital' Coin

Outer box has some wear.

The Perth Mint has released the second coin in the orbital and beyond coin series. This coin pays tribute to the first man into space - The soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Yuri became a national hero by becoming the first human in space and the first to orbit the earth on 12th April 1961.

The coins design portrays a montage of images symbolising Yuri's epic journey. Blasting off from Baikonurin soviet central Asia, he completed a single orbit of the Earth in 108 minutes before re entering the atmosphere and parachuting back to the Soviet Union.

The coin is housed in a display case and accompanied by a Numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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(015583)

Denomination1 Dollar
Metal99.9% pure silver
Mass31.14g
Diameter38.79mm
Mintage25 000
ManufacturerThe Perth Mint
SKU 015583

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