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Counter number

967608

Type 1 R1
  For Valiant Labour During the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

Established on 6 June 1945 to commemorate the massive effort of the labour force to defeat fascist Germany. Awarded to all who worked in the industrial sector for at least a year between 1941 and 1945 or at least six months if the were disabled and worked for 6 months. Some 16.4 million issued, made of copper, this is type 1 with a soldered ring. Type 2 had a U-shaped ring, type 3 was flat and type 4 was 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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