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  Badge for Defence of Transdniestria

Established by "Presidential decree" no. 75 on 17 June 1994 as a "State award". This badge bears the tricolor of the former Moldovan Socialist Republic (now the Transdniestrian Moldovan republic) and depicts the statue of a mounted Suvorov (the real one stands in the centre of Tiraspol the capital of the separatist territory that proclaimed independence from the Republic of Moldova in 1992).
It was awarded to a Sgt. (name withheld just in case he gets in to trouble) by Decree of the "President" in 1994 and comes with a miniature award document complete with round stamp of the Ministry of Defence and signature of Col. Tolstikov (Commander of Unit). Source: State Awards of the Transdniestrian Moldovan Republic, Tiraspol 2004 (in Russain), pp.48-49.

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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