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Variation 1R1
  Liberation of Prague Medal

Established on 9 June 1945 and awarded to servicemen who participated in the liberation of Prague (9 May 1945). 88 servicemen were also awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union in this - one of the last battles of WWII. Made of Brass, in three variations (this one has a soldered ring, variation two had a u-shaped ring and variation three a round ring which was also part of the medal). Approximately 395.000 issued.

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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