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Buran – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver & tantalum coin
«Buran» is the orbital space plane of the Soviet reusable transport space system created within the Energy-Buran program. On November 15, 1988 «Buran» made its first and only space flight in the pilotless mode. The fact of the flight of spacecraft in space and its descent to Earth in the automatic mode under control of the on-board computer was included into the Guinness Book of Records. The spaceship was started from Baikonur Spaceport with the support of rocket «Energy».
Bi-colored (composite) coin has the round form consisted of the concentric situated ring and disk. The internal disk of coin is made of tantalum, with application of technology of changing color on golden, an external ring from silver.
Obverse: the composition symbolized the unity of human being with the world and the connection between the past and present; the face value of the coin “500 TENGE”; trade mark of Kazakhstan Mint; the inscription of «Ag 925 14.6 g. Та 26.8 g. » defining the metal which the coin is made of, its fineness and weight; two inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN” in Kazakh and English.
Reverse: the image of space plane «Buran» in a process of exit to Earth orbit and year of coinage «2014»; inscriptions «BURAN» in Kazakh and English.
Lateral surface is grooved.
Fineness: Ag 925 14.6 ± 0.15 g Ta 999-26.8 ± 0.25 g
Weight: 41.4 g.
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 3 000.
The coin comes with certificate of authencity (COA) and in original box.