Medal of Honored Worker of Textile and Light (Consumer
Goods) Industry of RSFSR, circa 1981 - 1995 issue.
In brass and lacquer, medallion measures 32.0 mm in width.
Early style mint mark ММД (Moscow Mint) to the reverse of
the suspension device.
In excellent condition. The lacquer and details of the
obverse are perfect, with just a couple of miniscule contact
marks. The stippling on the reverse are pristine. There are
some very mild blemishes on the reverse that are not
detractive and actually add character.
The Title of Honored Worker of Textile and Light Industry of
RSFSR was established in 1981, relatively late compared with
most other honorary titles. We do not have the date for the
institution of the medal itself for the holders of the
title, but it probably appeared within a year or two after
the establishment of the title. Judging by the relative
rarity of the medal, only a small number of them were issued
until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and in the
immediate few years afterwards, until the abolition of all
titles of recognition of the communist era.
/"Avers 8", p. 238, fig. 1161 (b); please note, the
book description incorrectly states that the medallion is