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Different types of Yugoslav Order of Bravery

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Very nice, thanks for sharing! Any chance of seeing back sides? :)

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Speaking of Bravery orders has anyone seen this variation before? They started appearing just recently, at least I didn't notice them before. They look like Type 2.5 but have huge numbers (500K!) on the back side and that pentagonal metal piece that holds the ribbon isn't gilded, but strangely enough the needle is. 
They were not being offered as some RRR variant nor was their price any higher than of the regular orders. 
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One more with the same characteristics.
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Even though some FRY decorations looked the same as SFRY ones that's not the case with the Bravery Order, it looked completely different.
Here's an example posthumously awarded to Zoran Radosavljević (I can't remember where have I found this image).
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Don't mention it, a lot more information can be found HERE.
Unfortunately some photos are not visible since the last forum upgrade but you can open them "manually" - just copy the link (example: http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly....jpg) into your browser's search bar and press enter :)

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Great thread, thanks again! 

I forgot to ask a question about the Soviet made Order of Bravery. Do you know how many was made and awarded? The highest numbers I've seen on some pieces are around (+/-) 20,000. 

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You're welcome. 

Unfortunately I'm on vacation so I can't give you precise numbers now, as soon as I get back I'll check Rudež's book and let you know. Number of made ones is certainly larger than of awarded. I read somewhere that some of the unawarded Soviet pieces were melted and the material was used for the production of the Yugo type. Those orders have Soviet pentagonal metal ''suspensions''. 

The highest number on the Soviet type I've seen so far was 15XXX. I think numbers on Yugo type start from 10K.

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Interesting detail about the melting of the Soviet types to make Yugoslav ones. 

I would say thanks again but I've already done it for too many times in this thread. :D 

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I just remembered I wrote about the total number of the Soviet made Bravery Orders on other forum. According to Rudež Soviets made 25.750 pieces. 

When it comes to those Yugo made ones with Soviet suspensions, so far I've seen them in 38K-50K range.

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Soviet type is made out of two pentagonal metal plates while Yugoslav is made out of single one. When you take a look at the back side you can see two rivets on the Soviet ones, they are on the sides, close to the needle. 

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I wrote about it in another topic on GMIC, here's what I meant. This is the Bravery Medal, but it's the same with that decoration. 

One more thing, the suspension ring is "connected" on the Soviet pieces while on the Yugoslav ones you can see the small "gap".

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I saw it couple of weeks ago on a Serbian auction site,  the price was about the same but no one bid.
I think the lowest number I've seen so far is 55, it can be seen in the book "Orders and Medals of Communist Yugoslavia".

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A little update since I've acquired boxed and documented unnumbered IKOM type if I'm not mistaken.

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