"The Orders and Medals of the Mongolian People's Republic
(1924-1992)" , Khuujii Urnukh, 2010, Ulaanbaatar,
Mongolia. Softcover. In English.
272 pp.,large 8 1/4" x 11 3/8" format, about 350 color and
b/w photographs, many charts and quotations from the
original regulations. Wonderful, detailed photographs of the
obverses and reverses. There are lists of many awardees'
names and the serial numbers on the orders and/or medals
that they received. For those collectors who want to better
understand the time frames of when the awards they've
collected were presented or when specific design changes
were initiated, this book provides many of the answers.
Particularly helpful for collectors is the listing of
observed serial numbers for each variety of the orders.
The focus of this book is on the orders and the
medals of the Mongolian People's Republic. For
information about the huge scope of badges presented and
worn during the Republic's 68 years, you will still want to
rely on the earlier work by Dr. Achitsaikhan Battushig,
"Mongolian Orders, Medals & Badges", published in
For those of you familiar with the superb books on Soviet
and North Korean awards co-authored by Paul McDaniel, you
will perhaps understand how impressive we find Urnukh's work
when we say that this seems like a book that McDaniel could
have produced. We feel safe in predicting that collectors of
Mongolian orders and medals will soon come to view this book
as their Bible.
The clarity of both the photographs and the text will
introduce a whole new generation of collectors to the
challenges and satisfactions of collecting Mongolian orders
and medals! Highly recommended!