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    Medal for Efforts in the First General Census of the Population, 1897.

    Medal for Efforts in the First General Census of the Population, 1897.

    In copper ("dark bronze"); measures 34.6 mm in height incl. eyelet, 29.2 mm in width. Weighs 14.9 g not including the suspension and connecting link.

    In outstanding, excellent condition - a truly superb example. The details are exceptionally crisp, essentially pristine on both sides. The medal is completely free of visible scratches, dings or edge knocks. A good amount of the original mint luster is clearly visible in recessed areas around the lettering on the obverse. Comes with a new ribbon mounted on a Soviet era suspension device. The copper connecting link appears to be of the period and may be original to the medal.

    The census conducted in 1897 took years of preparation. It required enormous efforts and expenditure, due to both sheer size of the country and its lack of modern communications. The medals were awarded mostly to civilian volunteers who contributed in the count. St. Petersburg mint produced a total of 95000 medals.

    /See Dimitri Romanov, "The Orders, Medals and History of Imperial Russia", pp. 232-233/


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