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711719

Foreigner's Version R4
100th Anniversary of Lenin's Birth

Of some 11 million issued in two types and variations (labour or military version with or without letters LMD denoting Leningrad mint on reverse side of ring), this is one of 5000 for foreigners only. I have all in my collection with this one being the rarest with no lettering at top of reverse. Two other foreigner's versions were ever issued (also without lettering at top of reverse): the 30th and 40th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War.

AAbundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
CCommon, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3Rare. Difficult to find.
R4Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly sought.
R5Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate one.
R6Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*Not available for collections.

 

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