The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the coat of arms, nominal value: a large stylized number "1" under which the horizontal is the word "РУБЛЬ" At the sides the inscription "СССР" divided into two parts.
The reverse of the coin below - the relief image of a portrait of Yuri A. Gagarin's space suit, under it the inscription attached to the rim "Ю.А.ГАГАРИН" above the portrait two date ("1961" and "1981"), separated by a hammer and sickle, along the rim circumference is the inscription "20 ЛЕТ ПЕРВОГО ПОЛЁТА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В КОСМОС" In the background, to the left the image of a flying up rocket on a starry background, to the right, flying up the space station "Mir" on the background stars.
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Artist: V. A. Ermakov.
The Sculptor: A. V. Kozlov.
Date of issue: April 10, 1981
Total circulation: 4 million pieces, of which 38 thousand coins collectible proof performance. There is a remake in 1988 by LMD, with a circulation of 55 thousand (is execution proof and date on the edge "1988").
The Yuri A. Gagarin was born in 1934 in the Smolensk region (then Western region). In 1957, he graduated from aviation school and became a pilot, and in 1959 she was selected space group. After all the hardships and endless training, the first in the history of flight in near-earth space, which lasted 108 minutes. During this time Gagarin managed to fly around the globe, before landing in the Saratov region. The later years of the life of Gagarin took place in the context of world-wide fame, he traveled to many countries where he talked about his flight. But classes of aircraft have not been abandoned. March 27, 1968 along with B. S. Seregin crashed during the test flight.