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  Cross for the Defence of Transdniestria

This is a very rare piece as it originates from the the self-proclaimed Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic that remains a separatist territory with all the trappings of a State, including award ceremonies.  It is evidently modeled on award Russian traditions and has a suspension that is also found on the Soviet era Medal for the Victory Over Germany. The still unresolved (frozen) conflict has generated the award of the Golden Eagle on the other side of the dividing line.  I am yet to find out how many people received this medal and for what.

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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