Very nice 1985 reissue 2nd class. You can see the difference between original wartime issue and 1985 reissue by looking at the hammer and sickle. In original wartime issue the award is made out of 2 parts and 1985 issue is made out of 1 part. Also 1985 issues have raised mint marked on the back of the award.
1985 issue are not fakes,they were a legitimate issue to surviving veterans.
Thanks, I really appreciate it. I've only recently had a fondness of soviet orders/medals etc, and thought this would be a good one to start my collection.
Original - first model