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Variation 1 R2
  Capture of Vienna

Established 21 June 1961 and awarded to all servicemen who participated in the capture of Vienna from 16 March 1945 to 13 April 1945. Made of brass, in 4 variations, this one has a separately soldered ring (variations 2, 3 and 4 are part of the medal). 275.000 were issued and I have several spare copies.

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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