In bronze, 50 mm. Obverse shows bas-relief of Yury Gagarin in
his trademark space helmet. The reverse depicts a monument
with inscription "Baikonur" in two languages (interestingly,
the Latin version is an unconventional spelling "Baykonoor").
There is a logo of the Moscow Mint at approximately 6 o'clock
on the reverse; next to it are the initials of the two
medalists who created the artwork, A. Shekhoyan and G. Ognev.
This 1990 medal is one of the last table medals of the Soviet
era; a total of 3200 were struck.
In excellent condition.
/"Commemorative [Table] Medal of the Soviet Period, 1919 -
1991". A. Shkurko, A. Salykov, fig. 1945/.