Korean Liberation Commemoration Medal, late 1940s.
In silver; 37.1 mm tall incl. eyelet, 33.8 mm wide. This
version of the medal features flat reverse, relatively thick
sunrays and "Liberation Commemoration Tower" monument, and
medium size letters and numerals on the reverse.
In very fine condition. The details of the obverse are
extremely crisp, show practically no wear. There are some
minor edge knocks but no significant bumps or nicks. The
reverse has scratches and scuffs, manly around the edge and
not very detractive, while the lettering is largely intact.
Nice patina to silver on both sides. The pentagon suspension
ribbon appears to be of the period.
Established in October 1948, this medal was among the first
decorations of DPRK. It was awarded to Soviet Army personnel
who fought in Korea against the Japanese in the last days of
/Sessler & McDaniel, "Military and Civil Awards of DPRK"
, pp. 317-324/