Soviet Order of the Red Banner 2nd award #17813
Rare sub-variation with only 23 specimens known!
Order of the Red Banner 2nd award: Made of silver and enamels. Measures 36.78 mm in width and 45.42 mm in height and weighs 23.1 gram. The mint mark is located above the serial number and consists of one line. It is assumed that these orders were produced by the Moscow Mint and only a handful are known to exist: 16610, 16628, 16662, 16704, 16828, 16848, 16854, 17012, 17031, 17184, 17192, 17259, 17284, 17341, 17467, 17587, 17772, 17813, 17889, 18630, 18724, 18843 and 18886. (Mondvor)
This original order is in pristine condition with all details crisp. Both the red and white enamels are flawless and the orders shows a nice even dark patina. Most of the gold plating is still present and the reverse shows no dings or scratches. Its connection ring is uncut and the double layer steel suspension is time period.
A beautiful and rare piece. A great addition for the serious variation collector!!!!
The Order of the Red Banner recognized military deeds. Before the establishment of the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner functioned as the highest (and practically the only) military order of the USSR. Practically all well-known Soviet commanders became Cavaliers of the Order of the Red Banner. Also awarded to NKVD personnel.
Please contact us with questions!