Buran – Kazakhstan – 50 Tenge – nickel coin
Face value – 50 tenge
Date of issue – 7 August 2015
Buran was an orbital space plane of the Soviet reusable space transport system, created within the Energy-Buran program. On 15 November 1988 Buran made its first and only space flight, in pilotless mode. This fact – flight of a spacecraft in space and its descent to Earth in automatic mode under control of the on-board computer was included into the Guinness Book of Records. The spaceship started from Baikonur Cosmodrome with the support of the Energy rocket.
Obverse: composition symbolizing the unity of human and the world and the connection between the past and the present; the face value of the coin “50 TENGE”; trade mark of Kazakhstan Mint; two inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN” in Kazakh and English.
Reverse: the image of Buran spaceship in a process of entering the Earth orbit and year of coinage «2014»; inscriptions «BURAN» in Kazakh and English.
Weight: 11,17 gr.
Diameter: 31 mm
Mintage: 100 000