Order of the Red Banner, Type VI (Variation I)


SKU: 01.SRU.0136.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD

  • Order of the Red Banner Circular Medal (Variation I)  Obverse
  • Order of the Red Banner Circular Medal (Variation I)  Obverse
  • Order of the Red Banner Circular Medal (Variation I)  Reverse

Estimated market value:

$100+ USD


  • Country
  • Makers
    Montey Dvor, Lenningrad
  • Composition
  • Inscription
    Obv: Пролетарии всех стран , соединяйтесь ! CCCP
  • Size


The Order of the Red Banner of Labour of the USSR was established on September 7, 1928. This Order was conferred in recognition of exceptional labour contributions to the fields of production, science, culture, literature, art education, or health care. It was awarded to USSR citizens, establishments, enterprises, organizations, autonomous and united republics, krais, oblasts, okrugs, regions, cities, and other types of population centres. It may also be awarded to foreign citizens and establishments.

This Order superseded the Red Banner of Labour awards of the individual USSR republics, although some continued to award these individual awards until 1933. The Order was awarded roughly 8,000 times before the Great patriotic War, and 30,000 by the end of the war. After 1991, it had been awarded 1,260,000 times.

There are six types of the orders, and several variations within each type. All types depict a dam a gold plated hammer and sickle in the center, and all have the Cyrillic letters USSR.

Type VI (ring reverse, five sided suspension) was awarded from 1968 until 1991. This Type measures 44mm in height and 37mm in width. The reverse presents a ring like oval depression in the center of the reverse which measures 20mm in height and 19mm in width. The mint mark presents a raised curved Monetny mark over a straight Dvor. There are two variations.

Variation I has a hand engraved serial number located above the rivet at the bottom of the reverse. The serial numbers range from roughly 370,000 to 410,000. The lowest observed number is 369,891 and the highest is 407,695.

Variation II serial number is machine made with a rotating tool and it a may vary in size greatly. The serial numbers range from roughly 420,000 to 1,260,000. The lowest observed number is 437,425 and the highest is 1,259,320.

The obverse Russian inscription translates to: "Workers of the World Unite!" and "USSR".


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