Saturday, 31 January 2009

Order of Lenin

The Order of Lenin, in Russian Орден Ленина was commissioned on 6th April 1930.

The order was awarded to civilians and military personnel who defended the Soviet Union and also gave an outstanding service to strengthening both peace and labour.

In total over four hundred and sixty thousand orders were awarded.

The Order of Lenin came in three different medals, at first it came in Silver between 1930 and 1934, then between 1934 and 1936 the order was made in Gold and after this time it was then made in platinum.

Type 1 – Variation one – Extremely rare and will take a collector with funds available a few years to find one. This Order is silver and has a screw back.

Type 2 – Variation one – Very rare and normally the demand is a lot higher than availability, also very expensive. This order is Gold with a silver head of Lenin in the centre and a screw back.

Type 3 – Variation one – Rare and difficult to find. This order is Gold with a platinum head of Lenin in the centre and a screw back. This variation has the word мондвор on the rear.

Type 3 – Variation two– Scarce, almost rare so not easily available. This order is Gold with a platinum head of Lenin in the centre and a screw back. This variation has the word монетaй двор on the rear.

Type 4 – Variation one – Scarce, almost rare so not easily available. This award has a ring suspension and a ring in the middle of the reverse with a dimple close by.

These variations cover the first two decades but other variations exist.

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