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    Excellent MVD Border Guard, relief reverse variation, 1953 - 1957.

    Excellent MVD Border Guard, relief reverse variation, 1953 - 1957.

    Brass, enamels. Same as the more common Excellent Border Guard badge of the period, but with Cyrillic letters "MVD" in the shield at the bottom. Variation with single-piece construction and counter-relief to the entire reverse including the "MVD" plaque. The MVD version of the Excellent Border Guard badge was issued during a brief period when Border Guards were under the command of MVD (Ministry of Interior) rather than State Security.

    In very fine to excellent condition, far better than the average for this badge. The green enamel has a single tiny chip in the upper left corner of the shield which - nearly unnoticeable to the naked eye. The green and red enamels elsewhere have only occasional microscopic contact marks and still retain extremely attractive tone and luster. The details of the center medallion are perfect and the fragile silver finish is almost completely intact - an extremely uncommon case. The original fire gilt finish is still visible in the recessed areas of the oak leaves and especially in the center portion of the reverse (where it was protected by the screw plate). The screw post if full length, over 11 mm. Original Pobeda Factory screw plate is included.

    /See Mikhail Rogov, "History of Awards and Insignia of Russian MVD, 1802 - 2002", p. 89, fig. 1.2.2.17/.


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