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Reference:4748 Yuri Gagarin and the Baikonur Cosmodrome: First Man in Space, 1961

Bust of the astronaut Yuri Gagarin, facing. Female figure upon a long column. By A.W. Bronze. 51 mm.

Condition: Nearly extremely fine.


Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) became the first astronaut to go into space, on 12 April 1961, the launch having taken place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in present-day Kazhakstan. This medal is thought to have been issued soon after the event.