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    Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl, Type 2 "Trench Reverse" variation, #117519, circa mid-1944 issue.

    Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl, Type 2 "Trench Reverse" variation, #117519, circa mid-1944 issue.

    Silver, 14 K gold (hammer & sickle emblem), enamels. Measures 46.5 mm tall, 44.6 mm wide. The dimensions of the trench ("kanava" as it's known to Russian speaking collectors) are approx. 22 mm outer diameter, 14 mm inner diameter. The serial number is engraved on a small flat area at 6 o'clock, in relatively large numerals characteristic of the Leningrad Mint (as opposed to the "Trench Reverse" issues by the Moscow Mint.)

    According to Mondvor.narod.ru, this specimen is from the series of "trench reverse" Orders of Patriotic War 2nd cl. produced by the Leningrad Mint soon after the lifting of the siege. Currently known serial number range for this series is 110071 - 308963, but because there are other versions sharing the same range - and also because not all numbers were utilized - the number of "trench reverse" versions ever produced is drastically smaller than the range alone would suggest.

    In fine to very fine condition. The red enamel is repaired on the top arm of the star. The other arms have a couple of microscopic flakes at the tips and a few tiny contact marks, none of which are easily noticeable. There are also a couple of tiny flakes to the red enamel in the center medallion. The white band has minor contact marks only.

    The details of the starburst, rifle and sword are well-preserved and crisp. The reverse shows beautiful even patina to silver. The screw post is full length, well over 13.5 mm, and includes an original wartime screw plate.


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