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Old 02-22-2003, 03:35 PM   #1
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Precious Metal Content of Soviet Decorations

I've found this list some months ago in the web, but now the page isn't existent anymore.:


Decoration Class Silver Content Gold Content Platinum Content (In Grams)

Gold Star Medal Of Hero Of The Soviet Union - 12,186 ± 0,927 20,521 ± 0,903 0,000 ± 0

Medal Of Hero Of Socialist Labour - 12,030 ± 0,927 14,583 ± 0,903 0,000 ± 0

Order Of The Red Banner Of U.S.S.R. - 22,719 ± 1,389 0,062 ± 0,0101 0,000 ± 0

Order Of Lenin - 0,922 ± 0,034 28,604 ± 1,1106 2,750 ± 0,30

Order Of The October Revolution - 27,490 ± 1,477 0,217 ± 0,07 0,019 (Palladium) ± 0,002

Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour - 33,218 ± 0,385 0,052 ± 0,0086 0,000 ± 0

Order Of People's Friendship - 38,998 ± 1,388 0,051 ± 0,0085 0,000 ± 0

Order Of The Badge Of Honour - 29,767 ± 1,388 0,036 ± 0,006 0,000 ± 0

Order Of The Glory Of Labour 1 33.246 ±1.389 0.0675 ±0.0112 0 ± 0

Order Of The Glory Of Labour 2 33.246 ±1.389 0.0394 ±0.0066 0 ± 0

Order Of The Glory Of Labour 3 33.246 ±1.389 0.0284 ±0.0047 0 ± 0

Order Of Suvorov 1 1.966 ±0.181 9,5 ±0.352 28,9 ±0.95

Order Of Suvorov 2 4.992 ±0.335 23.085 ±1.045 0 ±0

Order Of Suvorov 3 23.32 ±1.341 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Ushakov 1 13.022 ±0.559 8,55 ±0.352 25.00 ±0.88

Order Of Ushakov 2 14.464 ±0.663 25.365 ±0.807 0 ±0

Order Of Nakhimov 1 22.918 ±0.835 29.45 ±1.094 0 ±0

Order Of Nakhimov 2 39.739 ±1.387 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Kutuzov 1 18.952 ±0.734 19.976 ±0.76 0 ±0

Order Of Kutuzov 2 36.161 ±1.391 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Kutuzov 3 24.189 ±1.369 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1 26.676 ±0.99 19.332 ±0.646 0 ±0

Order Of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 2 35.385 ±1.265 6.507 ±0.209 0 ±0

Order Of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 3 29.554 ±1.369 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Alexander Nevsky - 37.056 ±1.387 0.043 ±0.0075 0 ±0

Order Of The Patriotic War, 1942 Issue 1 16.754 ±0.977 8.329 ±0.3791 0 ±0

Order Of The Patriotic War, 1942 Issue 2 24.85 ±1.352 0.325 ±0.0184 0 ±0

Order Of Service To The Motherland In The Armed Forces Of The U.S.S.R. 1 55.64 ±2.498 0.1911 ±0.032 0 ±0

Order Of Service To The Motherland In The Armed Forces Of The U.S.S.R. 2 55.64 ±2.498 0.0591 ±0.01 0 ±0

Order Of Service To The Motherland In The Armed Forces Of The U.S.S.R. 3 55.64 ±2.498 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Glory 1 0.983 ±0.049 2.861.921 ±1.4251 0 ±0

Order Of Glory 2 20.302 ±1.222 0.031 ±0.005 0 ±0

Order Of Glory 3 20.549 ±1.388 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of The Red Star - 27.162 ±1.389 0 ±0 0 ±0

Medal For Gallantry - 25.802 ±1.305 0 ±0 0 ±0

Order Of Mother Heroine - 11.525 ±0.974 4,5 ±0.4402 0 ±0

Order Of The Glory Of Motherhood 1 19.788 ±1.388 0.082 ±0.0136 0 ±0

Order Of The Glory Of Motherhood 2 19.788 ±1.388 0.0078 ±0.0013 0 ±0

Order Of The Glory Of Motherhood 3 19.699 ±1.388 0 ±0 0 ±0
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Old 02-23-2003, 07:09 AM   #2
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Kutsenko doesn't list anything about HSU and HSL.
Here are some first infos from his book:

all in (metric) grams

name total weight silver gold
red banner 25.134+/-1.8 22.489+/-1.37 0.062+/-0.01

and 0.23+/-0.019 for the ring (alexei: "soedinitelnoe sveno"?)

red banner of labour

36.5+/-1.75 31.841+/-0.203 0.0517+/-0.0086

and 0.230+/-0.015 for the ring

Lenin 33.62+/-1.75 0.753+/-0.029 28.6+/-1.11
lenin depiction: 2.75+/-0.30 platinnium Pl99.8 and 99.93
ring: 0.004+/-0.0006 gold and 0.169+/-0.015 silver Ag

red star 30.4+/-2.0
22.731+/-1.203 (star)
and 3.043+/-0.130 (krasnoarmeiets depiction)
and screw 1.388+/-0.056

badge of honnour 32.85+/-1.75 29.537+/-1.369 0.0361+/-0.006
and ring 0.230+/-0.019

OGPW 1cl 32.34+/-1.65
star and enamels 14.412+/-0.879 Ag
rays 8.004+/-0.361 Au and 1.098+/-0.05 Ag
serp i molot 0.300+/-0.018 and 0.042+/-0.002
gold plating 0.025+/-0.0001
screw 1.203+/-0.046 Ag

and 2cl 28.05+/-1.5 23.606+/-1.3 (star,rays and enamels)
serp i molot 0.300+/-0.018 Au and 0.041+/-0.002 Ag
gold-plating 0.025+/-0.0004 Au
screw 1.203+/-0.046 Ag

Souvorov 1st total 41.8+/-1.8
order 28.9+/-0.95 platin (Pl99.8)
disc 6.935+/-0.23 Au and 0.183+/-0.006 Ag
Souvorov depiction 2.565+/-0.114 Au and 0.068+/-0.003 Ag
little star (zviezdotchka!!) 0.244+/-0.003 Ag
screw 1.221+/-0.092 Ag

Souvorv 2cl 29.2 +/-1.5
order 23.085+/-1.04 Au and 0.577+/-0.028 Ag
disc and depiction 3.053+/-0.185 Ag
screw 1.212+/-0.092

souvorov 3cl 25.3+/-1.5
order 22.108+/-1.24
screw 1.212+/-0.092

Koutouzov 1cl 42.0+/-1.8
order 18.193+/-0.646 Au and 0.479+/-0.017 Ag
koutouzov depiction 1.757+/-0.11 Au and 0.046+/-0.03 Ag
rays 16.965+/-0.592 Ag
gold palting 0.026+/-0.004 Au
screw 1.212+/-0.092 Ag

Koutouzov 2cl 37.3+/-1.7
order 16.835+/-0.601 Ag
koutouzov depiction 1.064+/-0.111 Ag
rays 14.8+/-0.537 Ag
screw 1.212+/-0.092 Ag

Koutouzov 3cl 26.2+/-1.5
order 22.977+/-1.277
screw 1.212+/-0.092 Ag

Nevski 40.8+/-1.7
order 33.3+/-1.11 Ag
nevski depiction 2.544+/-0.185 Ag
gold plating 0.43+/-0.0075 Au
screw 1.212+/-0.092 Ag
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:52 AM   #3
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Re: Precious Metal Content of Soviet Decorations

How is it possible to have such a precise measurements, without destroing the order? Is it possible?
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Re: Precious Metal Content of Soviet Decorations

The mint probably.;)

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Re: Precious Metal Content of Soviet Decorations

More specifically, the Technical Characteristics that were set for each medal and order.

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Re: Precious Metal Content of Soviet Decorations

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The mint probably.;)

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More specifically, the Technical Characteristics that were set for each medal and order.

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Didn't know they were available, straight from the mint! Nice! :thumbsup
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Weights of Soviet Orders and Medals

Silver and Gold weight of the medals
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Re: Weights of Soviet Orders and Medals

Great - thank you for that !

One question: does the gram weight refer to 24k (pure) gold and Silver or to the different alloys known. f.e. 583`gold for the OPW Ist class ?

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Re: Weights of Soviet Orders and Medals

I wondered about this a while ago as well. I contacted Mondvor and they said the values are for the metallic CONTENTS and not the weights of the items that contain the medal.

Thus for example if you had a golden hammer and sickle element on a medal which weighed 2g, and no other elements contained gold, then the gold content would be 2g if it was made with pure gold and 1g if it was made with a 50% gold alloy.

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