60th Anniversary of KGB Border Guard Troops, award badge, 1978.
In silver-plated brass and enamels, 2-piece construction; 49.1 x 28.2 mm. Shield with a superimposed smaller shield showing a border guard holding AK-47.
Excellent condition. The enamel is perfect; the fragile silver finish is almost entirely intact showing only miniscule amount of wear to raised points. Details are exceptionally crisp. The screw post is full length, over 13.5 mm. Includes original mint marked screw plate.
Although seemingly an award to Border Guards only, this badge was in fact issued to many other KGB officers as well and apparently all or at least most of the KGB top leadership.
/See History of Awards and Insignia of Russian MVD, 1802 - 2002 p. 268, fig. 3.5.4 left/
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