Embossing is produced on the workpiece consisting of two metals: brass ring, inside which is inserted a copper-Nickel disk. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.The obverse of the coin
in the middle of two lines with specified amount (the number "10" underneath the word "РУБЛЕЙ" below is a mark of the Moscow mint
(consists of letters "ММД". Inside the figure "0" alternately when changing the angle of inclination can be seen the number "10" and the word "РУБ" On a circle above the inscription "БАНК РОССИИ" at the bottom the year of issue "2001", on the left a Laurel branch, right to oak.On the coin reverse there
is a portrait of Yuri Gagarin in a spacesuit, on the right three stars on the left one, below the signature-a facsimile of "Gagarin" (the signature comes in a yellow circle). Upstairs in a circle the inscription - "12 АПРЕЛЯ 1961 ГОДА"
Artist - A. V. Baklanov, sculptor - A. S. Kunats. The coin was released on 11 April 2001.
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first man to visit space. April 12, 1961, at the age of 27 years on the ship "Vostok" made one revolution around the Earth, which lasted 108 minutes, and then landed safely near Saratov. The start was made from the cosmodrome "Baikonur". Flight height ranged from 175 to 302 kilometers. Flight preparation was in a hurry, so I had to abandon the emergency rescue system, additional brake setup and some other elements. After two days in Moscow held a solemn meeting with the participation of Gagarin, where he told the audience about his flight. The astronaut died on 27 March 1968 during a training flight on a new plane.
The famous helmet with the letters "СССР"actually had inscriptions, they were added later, during the photo shoot.
There are a variety of coins with the sign of the Saint-Petersburg mint