RUSSIA USSR 10 Years Irreproachable Service in MOOP

$25.00

RUSSIA, USSR, 10 Years Irreproachable Service in MOOP, no date (1962), Obverse: hammer and sickel on radiant star, olive sprays around, Reverse: ЗА 10 ЛЕТ БЕЗУПРЕЧНОЙ СЛУЖБЫ ВООРУЖЕННЫЕ СССР, gold colored base metal, 32mm, original ribbon, aluminum kalodka, XF

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MOOP was the Ministry for the Preservation of Public Order, which was the name of the Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1962 to 1970.

Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.