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Variation 2R2
  For the Defence of Sevastopol

Established on 22 December 1942, approximately 50000 issued, made of brass. This type is less rare than the soldered ring and is a part of the medal (a later issue) This is a ltter subvariation which is distinguished by the strings hanging from the back of the sailors cap (on the earlier model they are further apart). Its in a worn condition as many early combat medals tend to be.

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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