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    I need some help with the Order of the Cross of Liberty medals.

    Basically, I see that exist 4 different medals of this Order (excluding Red Cross types):

    - Medal of Liberty 1st Class. Blue ribbon with white stripes
    - Medal of Liberty 2nd Class. Red ribbon with yellow stripes.
    - Medal of Liberty Mourning Class. Black ribbon.
    - Merit Medal. Green ribbon with red and black stripes.

    (More info here: Ladattavat kunniamerkkien kuvat)

    The problem is that I see in different sites a Medal of Liberty with red, orange and white ribbon and I don't know If this is a variant of the 2nd Class or a diferent type of medal.

    Order of the Cross of Liberty medals

    Someone have more info about that?

    Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance.

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    I don't know about this, I also had similar ribbon medal and was confused. Speculating.

    It is definitely Medal of Liberty 2nd Class, as it doesn't fit into anything else.
    Color border layout is similar like in Merit Medal, green red black stripes.
    It is definately only war-time variation, these have color variations, going from strong red to light orange.
    I think they tried to change it and made ribbon batch of this color, but it didn't get through as Medal of liberty 1918 year is also only 2 color. Regardless they used this 3-color orange ribbon.
    Is yours 1939 year medal?

    Medal of Liberty 2nd Class was also awarded as "wound badge" for combat injury, as we didn't have own "Purple Heart" medal for that.
    1939-1945 Finnish wound badge is after-war item.

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    Yes, all the medals with this ribbon I have seen are from 1939.

    I think your theory is the most likely. Thank you very much for the information!!

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