Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Type 4 "semi-long oval", #161502, circa 1950-51 issue.
Silver gilt, enamels. Measures 49.5 mm tall incl. the eyelet, 38.3 mm wide; weighs 35.4 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Riveted 3-piece construction. Features flat, slightly concaved reverse with the mint mark stamped near the center in two horizontal lines, in tall font. Manufactured in 1950 at the Leningrad Mint, this piece is from the series with serial numbers 147001 - 172000.
In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel is literally pristine, free of flaking, scratches or any other wear visible even under 10x magnification. The fire gilt finish is likewise perfectly preserved and bright. Very attractive even toning to silver throughout. Comes on original two-layer suspension device in steel with perfectly preserved old ribbon. The connecting link appears to be original and its ends are still joined with solder. This is a superb example through and through, impossible to upgrade.
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