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State Prize Medal, #2501, circa early 1970s.

The medallion is in solid 14 K gold with 23 K gold plating; measures 29.7 mm in height incl. eyelet, 26.1 mm in width; weighs 15.0 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Overall weight with suspension is 21.7 g. The serial number is stamped on the reverse in standard manner. The suspension device is in gold-plated silver.

In very fine condition. The obverse of the medallion has a few scratches in approx. 3 to 5 o'clock segment, no other wear visible to an unaided eye. The details of the artwork are perfectly preserved and crisp. On the reverse, there are a few t

The medallion is in solid 14 K gold with 23 K gold plating; measures 29.7 mm in height incl. eyelet, 26.1 mm in width; weighs 15.0 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Overall weight with suspension is 21.7 g. The serial number is stamped on the reverse in standard manner. The suspension device is in gold-plated silver.

In very fine condition. The obverse of the medallion has a few scratches in approx. 3 to 5 o'clock segment, no other wear visible to an unaided eye. The details of the artwork are perfectly preserved and crisp. On the reverse, there are a few tiny scuffs and dings in the lower portion, mostly near the edge and not too detractive. The stippling and raised details of the reverse are otherwise pristine.

The suspension device is original and complete. The ribbon is old, probably original to the medal, and although it shows age and light wear, still nicely preserved and sound. The golden connecting link appears to be original and its ends are still joined with solder. Overall, this an attractive example of the State Prize medal.

Soviet State Prize was originally introduced in 1967 to replace the "politically incorrect" Stalin Prize. Although somewhat less important than the Lenin Prize, it remained a very prestigious award until the last days of the Soviet Union. Since 1975 State Prize was most often issued for top results in labor and for improvements leading to increased productivity although some - a small share of the overall total - were still awarded to artists, poets etc. During the 70s and later, three hundred State Prizes were awarded annually.

/See Avers 8, p. 222, fig. 1087/.
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