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Heorhii Berehovyi

Putting into circulation : 8 April 2011
Technical Specifications
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5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 5000 5000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Heorhii Berehovyi (Georgy Beregovoy), a Space Pilot of the USSR who piloted the Soyuz 3 spacecraft that for the first time in the history of astronautics attempted to dock with an unmanned spacecraft, a twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Honoured Test Pilot of the USSR, Director of the Gagarin Centre for Cosmonaut Training.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 811

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); lower there is a conventionalized composition representing the launch of Soyuz 3 spacecraft, flying to dock with the unpiloted Soyuz 2 spacecraft in the Earth`s shade, together with the following legends: `Союз 3` (Soyuz 3)/26-30.10.1968 to the left; 2011 to the right (indication of the coin issue year) and 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias) below (the coin face value).
Reverse: there is a portrait of Heorhii Berehovyi with his signature against the portrait background; to the right thereof there is an image representing the conventionalized launch of a carrier rocket with the inscription 1921-/1995 (Berehovyi`s life years); above there is the semicircular inscription ГЕОРГІЙ БЕРЕГОВИЙ (Heorhii Berehovyi).
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk