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Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 1

The Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class has three types. Type 1 has a rectangular suspension with a red ribbon and was produced from May 1942 until June 1943. This type consists of four parts. On the reverse of the suspension a screw is attached, but to avoid the order from swinging from side to side the first two variations also have a stick-pin soldered on the back of the rayed star. Type 2 was produced as of June 1943 and doesn’t have a suspension but a screwback. De gouden ster is nu met drie verbindingen aan de schroef aan de achterkant vastgemaakt. Type 3 was produced from 1984 until 1991. This type consists of two parts, has a gold-plated sickle and hammer, a gold plated rayed star and a raised mint mark.

Until the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a total of approximately 2.398.000 pieces of the 1st Class were awarded, including approximately 2.162.000 1985 issues.

Type 1
- Variation 1 (Pin, low suspension, not flat reverse)
- Variation 2 (Pin, high suspension, almost flat reverse)
- Variation 3 (No stick-pin, almost flat reverse)

Type 2
- Variation 1 (Spokes on reverse at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock. Mintmark on 1 line)
- Variation 2 (Spokes on reverse at 12, 4 and 8 o’clock. Mintmark on 2 lines)
- Variation 3 (Spokes on reverse at 2, 6 and 10 o’clock. Mintmark on 2 lines)
- Variation 4 (Spokes on reverse at 12, 4 and 8 o’clock. Mintmark on 2 lines)

Type 3
- Variation 1 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 2 (Without dimple, no stamped out area under mintmark)
- Variation 3 (With dimple, stamped out area under mintmark)

Aganov, Sergei Khristorovich* June 4th, 1917
† February 1st, 1996

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