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Type 2 Variation 1 R2
  Of the Patriotic War 1st Class

Established 20 May 1942 and awarded to enlisted men and officers irrespective of rank for skillful command of their units in action (some 344.000 issued). Excellent condition of enamel, not with document but a relatively low serial number (67247). This variation has the "beams" on the reverse at 10, 2 and 6 o'clock (variation 2 at 12, and 8 o'clock) and the mint mark in one line. I have several spare pieces, with documents and without - see my awards for exchange page or contact me.

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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