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    Medal for the Defense of Moscow, Variation 1, 1940s.

    Medal for the Defense of Moscow, Variation 1, 1940s.

    In brass; 32.1 mm wide. In outstanding, excellent condition. Both sides are practically free of noticeable wear of any kind beside some miniscule dings to the edge. The raised details are perfect and exceptionally crisp. The original "gilt" (which is really gilt luster, a result of technological process at the mint that created a shiny surface after the strike of the press) is extremely well- preserved on both sides showing only mild toning to the raised parts. The reverse has some tiny spots that are not detractive in the least, no significant blemishes.

    The medal comes on original suspension device, a WW2 two- layer model in steel with self-locking pin. The old, possibly original ribbon is extremely perfectly preserved and clean. The connecting link appears to be of the period and its ends are still joined with solder.

    This is one of the best examples of the Defense of Moscow medal we have seen in years - practically impossible to upgrade for condition.

    Item# 35845

    $95.00  

     
       
     
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