Lot 9050: Three aluminum commemorative coins, all approximately 1.25? in diameter, issued between 2005 and 2007, each honoring a different unmanned Sputnik mission and its canine passenger. Coins are from Sputnik 2 (Laika), Sputnik 5 (Belka and Strelka), and Sputnik 9 (Chernushka). All three were issued by the Samara Industrial Complex, makers of the Soyuz spacecraft, and are made from metal that was flown in space. In overall fine condition.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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