Auction 102

Lot 278:

LIBERATION OF NORTH KOREA 1945 MEDAL

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Rare medal for the Liberation of Korea was a medal awarded by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea or DPRK. Established on October 15, 1948, by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly the medal awarded to Red Army soldiers who participated in the Soviet-Japanese War, which led to the liberation of the Korean Peninsula from Japanese rule. In North Korea, the medal is known as Choson 1945.8.15 which is the date of the National Liberation Day of Korea. The medal is made of silver and has a diameter of 33 mm. On the obverse, in the middle, against the background of the sun’s rays, is the image of the Liberation Monument in Pyongyang, which is surrounded by a wreath of laurel branches. At the intersection, there is a ribbon with the inscription ‘Liberation’. The reverse side inscribed ‘Korea 1945.8.15.’ The ribbon is red with blue and white stripes. Only 10,000 medals were awarded. Very nice.

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