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Medal for Construction of the Baikul-Amur Railroad
Established 8 October 1976. Awarded to active participants for no less than 3 years distinguished labor in the construction of the Baikul-Amur Railroad. Awarded for distinguished labor at construction sites; and for excellent planning in the supply of materials to work sites. The Baikul-Amur Railroad Main Line stretches for 4300 km. Construction began in 1974 at opposite points and were finally connected on 29 September 1984, a full one-year ahead of schedule. It is made of brass. Approximately 69,000 were issued.
Type 1                                         R2
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Medal for 50 Year Anniversary of the Soviet Militia
Established 20 November 1967. Awarded to militiamen of all grades. Officers, and soldiers with an impeccable service record for serving with the Ministry for Protection of Public Order in the USSR as of 21 November 1967 and militiamen, retired or reserve, with 25 years service and an impeccable service record. USSR Minister of Internal Affairs N.A. Scholokov was awarded this medal, then had it revoked under charges of corruption. It is made of Copper-Nickel alloy. Approximately 69,000 were issued.
Type 1                                         R1
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A-Abundant, readily available, often in wholesale quantities.
C-Common, always available. Occasionally in quantity.
R1-Usually available without a long delay. Difficult to find in quantity.
R2-Scarce to rare, less seldom available.
R3-Rare. Difficult to find.
R4-Very rare. Demand outstrips supply, and specimens, when
available are often eagerly sought.
R5-Extremely rare and seldom available. Collector may have to
search for a few years to locate one.
R6-Of the highest rarity. Very difficult to obtain.
R7-Almost never available. Most collectors will not have a chance to acquire these pieces.
R8-Never been on the market. Almost impossible to obtain.
R*-Not available for collections.
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