Order of Lenin, Type III, Medal in Gold
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This was the highest award of the USSR. It is was conferred for exceptional achievements in revolutionary efforts, labour activities, defence of the homeland, establishing friendship and cooperation, fostering peace, and other outstanding activities completed for the Soviet government.
This Order can be conferred upon individual citizens, institutions, establishments, unions, military units, ships, federal republics, oblasts and okrugs,(administrative divisions), and different population centres (towns, cities, regions). Foreign institutions, individuals, and establishments may also be awarded the Order of Lenin.
The serial number for this type ranges from 1400-2600 and are approximately 1.75mm in height. Also the serial number range sometimes overlaps with the Type IV "Platinum Head" Lenin.
The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Lenin".
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