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1 ClassR?
  State's Prize Medal

Solid gold, mint condition with original box and small award list, no. 10299.  Awarded in 1981 to a Ukrainian scientist K.K. Artemenko for his valuable contribution to rocket science. As of 11.10.1967 replaced earlier 3 class awards bearing the same but with slightly different design.  About 70 were issued per year and are rare to find. I have a duplicate, in excellent condition, but without document (no. 18467).

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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