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A North Korea Medal of Military Merit; 1st Type,

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A North Korea Medal of Military Merit; 1st Type,

A North Korea Medal of Military Merit; 1st Type - 1949-1970s Silver, obverse illustrating a right-facing soldier in a greatcoat bearing a rifle, the North Korean flag and a radiant sun rising in the distance behind him, reverse with an inscription in Korean (Military Merit) and numbered "2485", 33.8 mm x 37.7 mm, soiled ribbon on a metal frame with pinback, light contact, near extremely fine.Footnote: The medal was instituted on June 13, 1949, to be awarded for ten years' exemplary conduct or for distinguished service in combat. This version was replaced by a second version in the 1970s.
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