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Type 3 Variation 1 R1
Red Star

Instituted on 6.4.1930 with some 4 million issued. This is the type 3 variation 1 with sharp edges (variation 2 had round tips of star) in number range 242653-608416. Like with var. 2 the bajonet points between the letters so (with variations 3&4 it pointed between the letters o&e). In excellent condition with a fine patina. It's number 512361 dates it to 1942 (so called Monetny Dvor, flat star edges, no screwpost base). I got it from a collector in Odessa, it is one of my lowest Red Star numbers.

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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