Russian Coin Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the First Man to Walk in Space

April 23, 2015 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Currency, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Russian Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski (News and Commentary on World Coins)


The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has just released a silver proof commemorative coin which marks the 50th anniversary of the first man to walk in space.

On March 18, 1965, Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov exited the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. He became the first human to conduct extra-vehiclar activity, meaning any activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth’s appreciable atmosphere. Alexei Leonov is still alive at the age of 80.

The obverse design of the coin features the emblem of the Bank of Russia, Full article at the source>

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