by "Presidential decree" no. 75 on 17 June 1994 as
a "State award". This badge bears the tricolor of
the former Moldovan Socialist Republic (now the Transdniestrian
Moldovan republic) and depicts the statue of a mounted Suvorov
(the real one stands in the centre of Tiraspol the capital of
the separatist territory that proclaimed independence from the
Republic of Moldova in 1992).
It was awarded to a Sgt. (name withheld just in case he gets
in to trouble) by Decree of the "President" in 1994
and comes with a miniature award document complete with round
stamp of the Ministry of Defence and signature of Col. Tolstikov
(Commander of Unit). Source: State Awards of the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic, Tiraspol 2004 (in Russain), pp.48-49.
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.