27 December 1938 (also known as "Medal for Labor Heroism"),
made of silver, 2.300.000 issued and ranks above the "Medal
for Distinguished Labor". This is the first type, variation
2 but on the wrong suspension (it should be triangular). It
is quite rare with a known number range from 17487 to 33879.
It should have had a thicker (4mm) fastening screw with the
words Monetnij Dvor on it. There is also no line under the
letters "No" preceding the number.
It was probably placed on the five sided suspension by its
owner after the rules changed in 1943.
I have a spare copy, but also on the wrong
five sided suspension (no. 29496).
readily available, often in wholesale quantities.|
always available. Occasionally in quantity.|
available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.|
to rare, less seldom available.|
Difficult to find.|
rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly
rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate
the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.|
never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.|
been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.|
available for collections. |