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   Order of the Red Banner of Labour (type 1)

Instituted 4 May 1955 by Government Decree no. 24, made of gold plated silver (900 proof) with red enamel flag and star on obverse (by Zukov). The medal is quite intricate and on the reverse depicts the Czechoslovak coat of arms that was in use until 1960 when the Country was renamed the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the coat of arms lion design was changed to include a star (type 2). It misses a document, no suspension pin on the reverse but is otherwise in perfect condition with medal bar (no. 760). I also have one with no. 3526.

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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