Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Order of Kutuzov 1st Class

The Order of Kutuzov 1st class, in Russian Orden "Kutuzova" (Vtoroj Stepeni), was commissioned on 29th July 1942.

This order was awarded to military commanders of armies for successful counter attacks and skillful leadership in evading enemy attacks at the front line.

In total only six hundred and sixty nine Orders of Kutuzov 1st class were awarded.

The Orders of Kutuzov 1st class has a central white plate with Kutuzov in gold and the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin with a red five pointed star above. There are five silver points coming from the central plate and a gold five pointed star situated behind.

The ribbon for this order is blue with an orange central stripe.

Type 1 – Variation one – This version has never been available on the market and never will. Variation one was suspended from the top via a ring hole.

Type 2 – Variation one – Almost never available and collectors will never have a chance to purchase one. This version has a screw back that has a small hole and also three rivets, one at the bottom and two at the top either side of the central star point.

Type 2 – Variation two – Extremely rare and will take a collector with funds available a few years to find one. This version has a screw back and three rivets, one at the bottom and two at the top either side of the central star point.

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