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I think the edges of the red star were smaller on the earliest orders. I'm not completely sure but it seems like most of those are usually coming inside boxes with inscription "Orden za vojničke zasluge".
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Incoming!

These are images from  the seller as I just won this ebay auction

I am still astonished by Yugo award's prices.

Can we make some, or do we have some, sort of 'type and variation' for this order?

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Congrats on your newest addition to the collection. 
Generally speaking there are 3 types:
Type 1 in the form of medal
Type 2 five torches
Type 3 six torches

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Here's the new addition; OMM 3rd Class with his friend the OMM 2nd.

Both are T2 and both are hallmarked on the Star, the 2nd also has hallmarks on the wreath as well.

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Thanks for sharing! 
Is the wreath of the 2nd or the 3rd class hallmarked? I don't remember seeing 2nd classes like that before but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist. 

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20 hours ago, paja said:

Is the wreath of the 2nd or the 3rd class hallmarked? I don't remember seeing 2nd classes like that before but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist. 

It's the 3rd class with the hallmark, not the 2C.  I typed it wrong and by the time I realized I couldn't edit it.

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Doesn't matter, still an interesting find :beer:

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What are these mintmarks, and are they correct for this order?

"900" is obvious and one of the other marks is for the maker/mint.  But what is the third?  And can this specific grouping of marks narrow-down a specific era (or group of years) when this order (and maybe others with the same marks) were made?

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The third hallmark is a rooster in hexagon for .800 silver. It puzzles me why there are .900 and .800 hallmarks on the same order although everything is genuine. I have a second class order awarded in 1971 with the same hallmarks. It's impossible to determine the year of production by hallmarks. Your piece is a six torch version so the earliest which it could be made is in 1963.

Here's an example of my second class with the same hallmarks as your third class:

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5 hours ago, BalkanCollector said:

The third hallmark is a rooster in hexagon for .800 silver. It puzzles me why there are .900 and .800 hallmarks on the same order although everything is genuine. 

Thanks!  It would be interesting to determine the actual silver content of these 'double marked' pieces.

edit:  I made a collage of 5 images of mint and content marks from this thread as an aid for reference.

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Edited by Eric Gaumann

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Interesting image of a damaged OMM3.  Obviously the Red Star is gone but there looks like there was some sort of clear covering to the small shield that backed the star.  Not sure what's going on here.

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Patience had finally paid off. I've finally acquired the Order for Military Merits with Great Star (1st class). 

This piece was awarded to a pukovnik (colonel) who later became a general-major. Yugoslavia had 1,180 people with one of the general/admiral ranks including those in reserve.

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Wow!  Super envious. :)  Are these any larger than the 2c and 3c awards?  Would love to see a side by side image or three.

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I've tried to take pictures of all three classes together for size comparison but the Great Star always ends up looking bigger because of extra rays although the size is actually the same. :) 

 

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Well done. Sincere congratulations on your latest acquisition! 🍾🥂

You are lucky, as after 1981, most of the orders, even in the first class were actually made from tombac.

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13 hours ago, Kallarati Heroik said:

Is it rare.? Expensive.? Any info.?

This is Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, post 1992 piece. I don't know about the rarity and price unfortunately.

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Well, it's the FRY emissions of the same order, but in third class. It was awarded in some quantities in 1999 and 2000. The price is less than 30 % more than the SFRJ one...

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