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.
readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
always available. Occasionally in quantity.
available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
to rare, less seldom available.
Difficult to find.
rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly
rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate
the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.