Order of Friendship

                                                                 ORDER OF FRIENDSHIP OF PEOPLES

This Order of Friendship of Peoples was established on December 17, 1972 and was bestowed upon both Soviet citizens and foreigners who made significant contributions the development of the USSR and to international friendship.  The Order was also established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the USSR. Approximately, 75,000 of these orders had been handed out by the time the USR dissolved in 1991.  The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals, Paul McDaniel and Paul J. Schmitt. 


The order book accompanying this Order of Friendship of the Peoples shows that it is stamped No. 9016, and was issued on May 24, 1981.  

Metal content:         .05 grams of gold,  39 grams of silver
Serial number:              9016

Year of issue:                1981 

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