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Variation 1 C
  For the Defence of Leningrad

Established 19 June 1943. Until 1960 about 930.000 issued, until 1985 1.470.000. The ring was soldered, was heavier than later variations which was made from one piece and a heavier metal compound 16.8g (c.f. 15.g). There were two types of stamp, this one has the line of the horizont protruding on the sides to the rim of the medal. Issued during the war.

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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