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Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Type 6, Variation 2, # 506023, circa 1966-67 issue.

Silver gilt, enamels; 47.6 mm tall (incl. the eyelet), 37.0 mm wide; weighs 36.2 g not including the suspension and connecting link. Riveted 3-piece construction; the serial number is engraved with a rotating tool. Sub-variation featuring very distinctive conical upper rivets. This piece is from the first Leningrad Jewelry Factory series manufactured in 1966, with the serial number range from 476000 - 520999.

This particular specimen is from the very interesting part of the Leningrad Jewelry Factory series: it is one of the 5300 pieces that due to a bureaucratic error received the same serial numbers as those produced by the Moscow Mint during the same year. The mistake made it necessary to add prefix "0" to all the Moscow-made pieces with the overlap, and they would have serial numbers 0506000 - 051299 to avoid having the numbers erased or scraping the entire "duplicate" series. The "overlapping" Red Banners of Labor both with and without the prefix "0" are very scarce and highly sought by collectors.

In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel is perfect, free of even the microscopic contact marks that could be found even with a 10x loupe. There hammer and sickle emblem is likewise pristine, and so are the details of the wreath; the gilt finish is extremely well preserved and bright. Come on original suspension device, a two-layer model in steel with nicely preserved old ribbon. The connecting link appears to be original and its ends are still joined with solder.

Item# 37182

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