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Variation 4


For Distinguished Service in the Preservation of Public Order (15 ribbons)

Instituted on 1.11.1950 and some 47.000 were issued. Undocumented, otherwise in excellent condition in copper-nickel alloy with 15 ribbons on reverse depicting Soviet coat of arms (7 left, 7 right, one below). Released after 1957 when the Finno-Karelian Republic was down-graded to an autonomous region.

Variations 1 and 2 were made of silver (21.6g), and variation 3 is silver plated (neusilber 16.1g). This is variation 4 made from a copper-nickel alloy (17.3g). I have a spare copy.

See also 16 ribbons version.

AAbundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
CCommon, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3Rare. Difficult to find.
R4Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when available are often eagerly sought.
R5Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to search for a few years to locate one.
R6Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*Not available for collections.


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