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967545

Type 3 R3
20 years Irreproachable Service in the Ministry of Protection of Public Order (MOOP) Azerbaijan

Instituted only on 8.8.1962, silver plated with red enamel star in very nice condition. Undocumented but in excellent condition. Quite rare even when more individuals received an award already after 15 and 20 years of service (more common to decorated when individuals had time to prove themselves or were closer to retirement).  MOOP medals are incommon because the then 13 Republican Ministries of Protection of Public Order existed only for four years until 1966 (re-named as Ministries of Interior again).

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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