The obverse of the coin
vividly depicts St. Basil's Cathedral (Pokrovsky Cathedral) in Moscow, right underneath the mark of the Moscow mint
(stylized letters "ММД" upstairs on the left the emblem of the Bank of Russia: double-headed eagle with drooping wings. To the left along the rim, a semicircular inscription "БАНК" also right along the rim "РОССИИ" In the lower part of the field of coins of the specified denomination in two lines - "3 РУБЛЯ" beneath finely, the year of coinage - "1992".The reverse of the coin
depicts a stylized constellation Virgo on the background stars and the planet Earth (4 October launched the first artificial satellite of the Earth, when the Sun is in this constellation). On a circle the inscription: "МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ ГОД КОСМОСА"(the beginning and the end of the label, separated by eight-pointed star).
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: A. A. Kolodkin.
The Sculptor: V. M. Nikishenko.
Date of issue: April 9, 1992
The total circulation of 1 million, 400 thousand in proof quality and 600 thousand quality BU.
The UN resolution 1992 has been declared the International year of space, then the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the beginning of space exploration (October 4, 1957 the USSR launched the first artificial satellite). Also important dates in the history of the development of space are: 12 April 1961 - first manned flight to orbit the Earth on 16 June 1963 - first flight of a woman, March 18, 1965 - the first spacewalk, June 21, 1969 - the landing of man on the moon, the launch of the Mir space station and the launch station "МКС"
Released superior quality brilliant uncirculated with the use of polished stamps. Different uniform glossy (but not mirror) surface. The coins were distributed sealed in an airtight cellophane packaging, then could shift collectors in a plastic capsule.
Circulation: 600 000 Шт.
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Made proof finish with the use of stamps, polished to a mirror Shine, while the relief has not been polished. Ideally a mirror surface and frosted design. The term proof-like (proof-like) indicates the possible presence of barely visible defects in the production and sales, missing out on the proof (proof). The coins were distributed sealed in an airtight cellophane packaging, then could shift collectors in a plastic capsule.
Circulation: 400 000 pieces.
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