Order of patriotic war fake?
HELLO, I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE ON FAKES AND ORIGINALS OF SOVIET AWARDS SO I AM GOING TO GIVE IT A SHOT ON THIS AWARD. I BELIEVE IT IS FAKE OR A REPRO.
AM I RIGHT?
Soviet Russian Order Medal "Patr. War" 1cl. Low #565492 - eBay (item 180520860454 end time Jun-21-10 16:02:10 PDT)
06-15-2010 04:20 AM
Re: Order of patriotic war fake?
Hi John, it is totally original. But it is a 1985 issue award. These are easy to spot as the makers mark lettering is raised and the hanmmer & sickle are integral to the award and not rivited on separatly.
In 1985 all surviving WW2 Vets were given the award. This is a 1st class issue.