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    Hello guys! what do you think about it?
    thanks
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    This is really outside of my collecting interests, but I don't like it at all. The ring looks oversized and the rims and core don't fit correctly. The finish looks chemically applied.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks ade!
    I found it at the same site of the other medals. This site is erased from my list.
    regards

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    It's a fake and if you look closely you'll see it has the same frame as the EK1 Spange combo posted in the TR Decorations forum.
    I think this is a Latvian fake, hopefully one of the guys here can confirm.

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    In latvia they make fakes? I thoung that there had a plenty of original stuff...
    thanks

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    Adrian is right. This is the so called "Latvian Fake". It can be found in 1813,1870,1914 and 1939 versions. I have seen it in both 1st and 2nd class and in pin back and screw back attachments.

    It has a very unique look to the crown and to the frame inner corners. Once you study
    it a bit they become pretty easy to spot.

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