Hero of USSR

                                                                                 HERO OF THE USSR

 Highest title a person can have in the USSR is “Hero of the USSR”.  This gold star award was established on August 1, 1939 to identify such heros.  Total number issued by the end of 1991 (date of USSR dissolution) was 12,745. Issued both for military and non-military achievement. The award consists made of a solid 23 K gold star. Suspension with red ribbon is made of silver.  The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals, Paul McDaniel and Paul J. Schmitt. 

Order of HSU, No. 7348;    Order of Patriotic War 1st class, No. 28873; Medal for Combat Service, No. 1102731. The order of Lenin which accompanied the awarding of the HSU is missing.                          

Very rare item.

Metal content:         20.5 grams of gold and 12.2 grams of sliver.

Serial Number:        7348

Date of issue:          1944

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