Hero of Socialist Labour, Type I, Medal in Gold
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This is the highest labour distinction in the USSR, awarded to Soviet citizens for notable and distinguished achievements in national economy and culture. The Gold Sickle and Hammer Medal was instituted to provide a visible means of recognition to those who were awarded the title.
The award could be conferred more than once.
The type I medal was awarded from May 22, 1940 to June 19, 1943.
It is estimated that around 30 Type I versions of the Gold Sickle and Hammer medal were awarded.
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