Order of the Patriotic War
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Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 1, Var. 3, #19613, awarded in June 1943 to a military topographer of the Southwestern Front for his contribution in building fortified defense lines. A highly unusual award recommendation! The order has not been re-converted and includes complete original suspension device. In fine overall condition, an attractive piece despite some enamel damage and repair. Comes with archival research.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl., Type 2, distinctive large, concaved version by the Leningrad Mint, #580702, circa early 1945. An extremely attractive piece in very fine condition.
Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd cl, Type 2 "Small" variation, #590825, circa late 1944 - early 1945 issue. A distinct and uncommon version in very fine condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd cl, Type 3, #5275760, 1985 issue. Variation with circular depression around the screw post. Excellent condition.
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd cl., Type 3, #6540243, with a document and original issue box, 1989. A very uncommon special issue to a foreigner, apparently a Czech national. The document has facsimile signature of Mikhail Gorbachev and differs in many other details from the common 1985 version. The award and order booklet are in near mint condition.