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Article about: Hi all, I would like to know your opinions on authenticity of this star. Last two digits seem suspicious to me. Also, if original, is this a wartime issue? thanks

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    Default Red Star #2066840

    Hi all,

    I would like to know your opinions on authenticity of this star. Last two digits seem suspicious to me. Also, if original, is this a wartime issue?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Red Star #2066840

    Hi ,

    Looks good to me. MZPP late 1945

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    An "MZPP" variant probably awarded early to mid 1945 per Schmitt, "the Green Bible". . . I believe they represent only 10% of all Red Stars minted, and they characteristically have the sloppy serial number engraving you see on yours and the others I have posted here for comparison,
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    10% of all red stars? It seems like sellers are not familiar with varieties where I live I got this for about $35. I am actually not collecting red stars (but I'm in a close branch: collecting Russian coins for almost 15 years). I bought this from my local coin dealer as a "replacement" for my grandpa's missing red star. He was awarded in 1947 for WWII but unfortunately his star was later lost/stolen. I wonder why they didn't request for a duplicate. Anyways, since this star is original I'll place it next to his other orders and medals

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