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Medal for Valiant Labor, Type 1, Variation 2, #21631, with award document, awarded in October 1943 to Boris Zakharenko.

The medallion is in silver and enamels; measures 35.1 mm wide. Stamped number sign "N" and hand-engraved serial number. Comes with the second version of the Type 1 triangular suspension device in silver-plated brass measuring 28.3 mm in height, 33.2 mm in width. The screw post is thick as characteristic for this variation of the medal, measures 3.9 mm in diameter.

The medal is in excellent condition. The enamel of the star and letters is essentially perfect having only a couple of microscopic contact marks invisible to the naked eye, no flaking, rubbing or any ot

The medallion is in silver and enamels; measures 35.1 mm wide. Stamped number sign "N" and hand-engraved serial number. Comes with the second version of the Type 1 triangular suspension device in silver-plated brass measuring 28.3 mm in height, 33.2 mm in width. The screw post is thick as characteristic for this variation of the medal, measures 3.9 mm in diameter.

The medal is in excellent condition. The enamel of the star and letters is essentially perfect having only a couple of microscopic contact marks invisible to the naked eye, no flaking, rubbing or any other noticeable wear. The enamel retains beautiful luster everywhere. There are a couple of tiny dings to silver only, no bumps or scratches. Attractive patina on both sides.

The suspension device is original and complete, including triangular back plate, hexagon nut, and the screw plate with "Monetnyi Dvor" logo. The ends of the connecting link are soldered, and it appears to be original to the medal. The old, almost certainly original ribbon is heavily worn and tattered. It remains sound overall however, and in our opinion, add tremendous amount of character to the medal.

The award certificate is of the early type, specifying the name of the medal on the front cover. Shows document issue date of 6 January 1944 and 1 November 1943 as the starting date for special privileges accorded by law to the award recipient (which means that the decoration was bestowed by the official decree during the previous month of October.) As common for the award documents of the period, there is an ink stamp "Valid without a photograph" in the space provided for the photo.

The document is in near mint condition, immaculately clean and crisp. The front cover shows only miniscule amount of wear; its cloth binding is perfectly sound and tight, and the gold impression of the state emblem and inscription completely intact and bright.
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