First Cosmonaut – 500 Tenge – Kazakhstan – silver & tantalum coin
Bi-colored (composite) coin has the round form consisted of the concentric situated ring and disk. The internal disk of coin is made of silver, external ring is made of tantalum.
Averse: 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 16.7 gr. Та 24 gr.” defining the metal which the coin is made of, its fineness and weight; two inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN” in Kazakh and English.
Reverse: image U.A. Gagarin, the first cosmonaut, 2011 is 50th anniversary of his space flight, image of orbital spacecraft on near-earth orbit, numbers “1961-2011” meaning the year of first man space flight and the year of coinage, name of the coin in Kazakh and in Russian «FIRST COSMONAUT» divided by signature of U.A. Gagarin.
Lateral surface is grooved.
Weight: 40.7 gr. (ring is made of tantalum – 24 gr., disk is made of 925/1000 silver– 16.7 gr.)
Diameter: 38.61 mm., proof production quality, mintage – 5,000 pcs.
The coin comes with certificate of authencity (COA) and in original box.