of 10th Anniversary of Transdniestrian Army
Medal established by Presidential Decree no. 380 of 26 July 2001. It is silver coloured, 35 mm in diametre and the text
around the flag and matching red star asserts "Without Fear and Hesitation".
is a rare medal as Transdniestria remains a separatist territory
with an uncertain future but with all the trappings of a State
including award ceremonies. Reputedly medals are made in Russia.
They are awarded with pomp, sometimes by the self-proclaimed
"President" Mr. Igor Nikolaevich Smirnov or the
Minister of Defense Luitenant General S. Chazheev. 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.40-41.
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.|
available for collections. |