Medal of Honored Builder of Kirgiz SSR, circa 1970s- 80s.
In nickel-plated brass and enamel; medallion measures 26.3 mm
in height (incl. eyelet), 27.7 mm in width. The blue enamel is
of fine quality. The inscription is in Kirgiz language on the
obverse, Russian on the reverse. The reverse of the suspension
device shows mint mark "MD" (double-struck).
In excellent condition. The enamel is perfect. The nickel
finish is nearly pristine having only very light wear to the
raised lettering on the reverse.
The title of Honored Builder of Kirgizstan was established in
1961. The medal was instituted later, probably at some point
during the early 70s. It is of uncommon design, noticeably
different from most other Soviet medals for honorary title