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Cuban Award Types and variations

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Titles

T?tulo "H?roe del Trabajo de la Rep?blica de Cuba" Type 1 (screw attachment)

T?tulo "H?roe del Trabajo de la Rep?blica de Cuba" Type 2 (Pin attachment)

Orden

Orden "Combatiente de la Guerra de Liberaci?n" Type 1 (Silver)

Orden "Combatiente de la Guerra de Liberaci?n" Type 2 (Silver Gilt)

Orden "Por el Servicio a la Patria en FAR" (III) Var 1 (Silver Star)

Orden "Por el Servicio a la Patria en FAR" (III) Var 2 (Bronze Rays)

Orden "Ana Betancourt" Type 1

Orden "Ana Betancourt" Type 2

Medals

Medalla "Combatiente de la Guerra de Liberaci?n" Type 1 (Matt finish)

Medalla "Combatiente de la Guerra de Liberaci?n" Type 2 (Staybrite finish)

Medalla Conmemorativa "Victoria de Playa Gir?n" Type 1 (Early)

Medalla Conmemorativa "Victoria de Playa Gir?n" Type 2 (Later)

Distinctions

Distinci?n "Rafael Mar?a de Mendive" Type 1 (SNTE reverse)

Distinci?n "Rafael Mar?a de Mendive" Type 2 (SNTEC reverse)

Distinci?n "Rafael Mar?a de Mendive" Type 3 (SNTECD reverse)

"Ricks" please add and edit as required.

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Medalla Conmemorativa "30 Anniversario de FAR" Variation 1 (Matt finish)

Medalla Conmemorativa "30 Anniversario de FAR" Variation 2 (Staybrite finish)

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Medalla "Combatiente Internacionalista" (I) Council of State reverse

Medalla "Combatiente Internacionalista" (I) FAR reverse

Medalla " Combatiente de la Lucha Clandestina" Type 1 (Matt finish)

Medalla " Combatiente de la Lucha Clandestina" Type 2 (Staybrite finish)

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Medalla "J?sus Menendez" Type 1 (Matt finish)

Medalla "J?sus Menendez" Type 2 (Staybrite finish)

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Medalla "Combatiente Internacionalista" (I) Council of State reverse

Medalla "Combatiente Internacionalista" (I) FAR reverse

Medalla " Combatiente de la Lucha Clandestina" Type 1 (Matt finish)

Medalla " Combatiente de la Lucha Clandestina" Type 2 (Staybrite finish)

Combatiente Internacionalista with FAR reverse I have never seen. Can you show pics please? FAR on reverse I saw only on 20 yeras FAR.

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It is possible, if you have the cash flow :D and you can still find 1 of each ! where there is money, there is a medal! lol

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Found image wich proves FAR revers.

Hi zaivars,

Bit late, i seem to have missed your question, strange i think i should have been notified that there was a new post, oh well nvm.

Yes that Far reverse is a wierd one, it's the only one to date that i have seen and it is in my humble Cuban collection.

With regards collecting (Castro) Cuban awards, all seem to be availiable .

Distinción "Constructor de Obras Nucleares" is harder to get and the Medalla "De la Emigración" not often seen, but they are there.

Regards Eddie

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It is possible, if you have the cash flow :D and you can still find 1 of each ! where there is money, there is a medal! lol

I dont thnik that is possible to buy ORIGINAL Cuba Hero star.

There are only about 60 pieces. And so high award is not possible to buy from awarded personb or his family.

But almost half of all Socialist Cuba collectors have this star! How can it is possible? Answer is simple - copies, restrikes!

Who have in collection Obras Nucleares 15 anos? Please show pic!

best regards.

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I dont thnik that is possible to buy ORIGINAL Cuba Hero star.

There are only about 60 pieces. And so high award is not possible to buy from awarded personb or his family.

But almost half of all Socialist Cuba collectors have this star! How can it is possible? Answer is simple - copies, restrikes!

Who have in collection Obras Nucleares 15 anos? Please show pic!

best regards.

Hi again,

Obras Nucleares 15 anos might exist (in stock) but was never awarded, the critaria was never met because the Nuclear plant shut down without being completed, the award was created on 12th March 1989 and on September 5th, 1992 Juragua building work was suspended. In October 1995 - January 1997 a restart of the programm was attempted.

As for the Gold stars, Ochoa and Tamajo's Hero stars have been up for auction over the years. Unlike Soviet Gold stars the Cuban variations are at the most gold plated silver and are never numbered, many many more have been produced than have been issued or are ever likley to be to. Those for sale which can't be attributed to a recipient have gone missing from the stock i imagine :whistle:

Many questions still to be answered but not many years ago absolutley nothing was to be found on Cuban awards at all.

Regards Eddie

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I dont know about Nucleares 15anos. Maybe it exists in stock, but I have never seen it.

Similar is with Nucleares 10anos. Almost all medals are with incorrect ribbon.

My opinion: its a big problem to collect all Cuba medals. If there was 2 Cuba hero stars on auction, it means that 2 people can own them. Not more. This is the same thing - impissible to collect all. I think that serious collection can be completed only with original items, no copies or restrikes. It not american style of award making and collecting. It comes from Ussr. :)

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