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Old 07-25-2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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"Socialist Labour" Merit Medal.

I came across this in an auction; seemed everyone else was interested in the later model for Military Merit... maybe they were more motivated by the PPHs below the star. When I saw the Rakosi seal, my jaw dropped and I snagged it for very little; one of those happy things that comes once in a while.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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Nice one indeed. The strange fixation that some have on All Things Military can mean great opportunities for folks like us with broader perspectives.

Merit Medal of Socialist Labor / "Szocialista Munkáért" Érdemérem

The 1954 variety, 7092 awarded.
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Re: 1954 Medal of Merit for Socialist Labor

Merit Medal of Socialist Labor / "Szocialista Munkáért" Érdemérem

The 1957 variety, 8001 awarded.
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Re: 1954 Medal of Merit for Socialist Labor

How long were the medals that had the PPHs under the star awarded?
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Re: 1954 Medal of Merit for Socialist Labor

The medal with the PPH's below the star would be the Medal for Military Merit/Distinguished Service Medal and was awarded from 1953 to 1964. From 1953 to 1956 the seal in the center would be the "Rakosi" seal; from 1957 through 1964, the "Kadar" seal would be in the center.
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Re: 1954 Medal of Merit for Socialist Labor

Hello Greg - Thanks for your latest post and information. I will have the medal and some others with me when we see each other this coming April at the collector gathering in southern Virginia.

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The medal with the PPH's below the star would be the Medal for Military Merit/Distinguished Service Medal and was awarded from 1953 to 1964. From 1953 to 1956 the seal in the center would be the "Rakosi" seal; from 1957 through 1964, the "Kadar" seal would be in the center.
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