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Type 3 Version 3R2
  Badge of Honor

Instituted in 1935 with some 1,5 milllion awards issued altogether (many variations due to mass production in several mints). Early versions were screw-backs issued until 1943.  Some 130.000 of these "flatback" reverse versions with three rivets were superceded by the "concave reverse" in 1950. This specimen is in very good shape and I have several spare ones, with documents and without. See awards for exchange page or contact me.

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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