Soviet Order of Lenin #65843
Early suspension variation
Soviet Order of Lenin; made out of solid gold, platinum and enamels. Measures 43.34 mm in height, 38.47 mm in width and it weighs 32.2 gram without its suspension. The stamped serial number and raised mint mark are located at the center of its reverse.
The early order is in excellent condition with problem free and beautiful dark red enamels. All details are crisp and even the higher parts of the order like Lenin’s face show little wear. Its reverse in without dings and scratches and both sides of the order show a nice dark toning on top. The order comes with its time period suspension and its silver connection ring has been cut.
A beautiful piece with great eye appeal.
The Order of Lenin (Russian: Орден Ленина), named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was established by the Central Executive Committee on April 6, 1930. The order was the highest civilian decoration in the Soviet Union. Awarded to:
- Civilians for outstanding services rendered to the State
- Members of the armed forces for exemplary service
- Those who promoted friendship and cooperation between peoples and in strengthening peace
- Those with meritorious services to the Soviet state and society
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