Medal for Distinguished Military Service, I Class


SKU: 02.SRU.0152.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$70 USD

  • Medal for Distinguished Military Service, I Class
  • Medal for Distinguished Military Service, I Class Reverse

Estimated market value:

$70 USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Moskovskii Monetny Dvor
  • Composition
    Aluminum Alloy gilt/Plastic
  • Inscription
    Obv: За отличие в военной службе
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

Russia, Soviet Union. A Medal "For Distinction in Military Service", I Class

(Медаль «За отличие в воинской службе»). Instituted in 1974. In gilt brass, lacquered centrepiece, measuring 37 mm (w) x 41 mm (h) inclusive of its integral ring, suspended from a 29.8 mm (w) x 23 mm (h) rectangular frame with gilt star affixed to the ribbon, Monetny Dvor Moscow mint marked on the reverse and on the screwback, very light contact, near extremely fine.


The medal for Distinguished Military Service was established on October 28, 1974, and is awarded in two classes. This medal was conferred upon members of the Army, Navy, Border Guard Troops, and Internal Affairs troops. More than 30,000 I Classes were awarded by 1991.

The medals are the same in motif and construction, but differ in composition. The I Class is composed of gold-plated aluminum allow and clear plastic. The II Class is composed of silver-plated aluminum and clear plastic. A small ring is located at the 12 o'clock for the five sided suspension. The reverse is concave with an MMD mark at 6 o'clock (Moskovskii Monetny Dvor, meaning Moscow Mint). It is worn on a small rectangular suspension with a red ribbon with two green stripes.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "For Distinguished Military Service".


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