50th Anniversary of KGB of Tajikistan, commemorative badge, 1974 issue.
Gilded brass, paint and lacquer; measures 49.2 x 24.8 mm; weighs 10.5 g.
In very fine condition. The lacquer and paint show minor amount of rubbing and wear but are generally intact. The details are perfect. The pin is missing its catch but is otherwise intact and completely functional.
This badge is among the hardest to find - if not THE most scarce - among the "republican" KGB anniversary awards. The reason is apparently a small size of the republic's population and, consequently, its KGB department relative to the other republics of the Soviet Union.