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Type 2 Variation 2 C
  For Combat Service

Instituted on 17.10.1938 with some 5 million issued (only 27.000 before the Great Patriotic War).  Made of silver and before 1943 on a square suspension.  Pictured right (no. 2830717) with soldered ring and saber hilt straight.   It is part of a documented set consisting of the Order of Alexander Nevsky Type 3 (no. 22910), two Red Stars (nos. 82149 from 1942 type 2 and 2977218), one 1943 issue Patriotic War 1st Class (no. 230802 type 2 variation 1), a Red Banner (no. 153491 type 3 var.1) and another medal for Combat Service (no. 478557).

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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