Medal established by Presidential decree no. 27 of 1 February 2000. Made of brass (latun), 33 mm in diametre. This
is quite a rare medal as Transdniestria is a separatist territory
with all the trappings of a State including award ceremonies.
Reputedly medals have been made in Russia and are awarded
with pomp by the self-proclaimed "President" Mr.
Igor Nikolaevich Smirnov.
I am trying to find out how many
people received this medal.
Source: State Awards of the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic, Tiraspol 2004 (in Russian), pp.38-39.
readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
always available. Occasionally in quantity.
available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
to rare, less seldom available.
Difficult to find.
rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly
rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate
the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.