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  The 800th Anniversary of Moscow

The medal "In Memory of the 800th Anniversary of Moscow ( 800- ; Medal V pamjat 800-letija Moskvy) commemorates the 800th anniversary of the founding of Moscow (see also the 850th anniversary medal no longer issued by the USSR but Russia). Instituted on 20 September 1947 and awarded to all citizens who participated in the restoration and reconstruction of Moscow with Citizenship of Moscow of five years or more. Also awarded to all surviving holders of the Medal for the Defence of Moscow. Some 1,730,000 were issued.

It is made of brass (latun), depicts Iutij Dolgorukij, with ring as part of the medal.


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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