The State awards – medals and crosses for battlefield merits – were struck at the Saint-Petersburg Mint since the middle of the 18th century until 1917. Orders, medals and lapel badges were also produced here. The first soviet award was Order of the Red Banner. It was founded in 1918. The Orders of Lenin, of the Red Banned of Labor etc were added to the award system later. All orders and medals were struck at the Mints of Goznak during the years of the Great Patriotic war, and later on awards introduced to the award system of the USSR after the war.
Today the state awards of the Russian Federation are among the main orders executed at the Mints – Branches of Goznak.
The practice of wearing order bands in the shape of a rosette, as well as miniature copies of the State awards of the Russian Federation, marks of distinction for perfect service and badges to titles of honor on everyday clothes was introduced by Regulation on State awards of the Russian Federation approved by Decree No. 1099 dated September 7, 2010 of the President of the Russian Federation.
You can buy miniature copies of the State awards made of sterling silver at the Saint-Petersburg Mint. It is necessary to show a certificate that you are awarded with an order, a medal or a mark of distinction.
Address of the Saint-Petersburg Mint of Goznak: 197046, Peter and Paul Fortress 6, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
If you live in another city or region, it is possible to send a request by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax +7 (812) 324-14-73, by courier or mail.
Please enclose your passport data and a copy of the awarding certificate. Upon receipt of your request employees of the Marketing Department will issue an invoice and inform you about the payment conditions and how the order will be shipped to you.
You can receive more detailed information of how to place an order for the purchase of miniature copies of the state awards contacting a manager of the Saint-Petersburg Mint by telephone: +7 (812) 324-14-73 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
You can also buy miniature copies of the state awards at the numismatic exhibition shop of the Saint-Petersburg Mint.
Address of the exhibition shop: Saint-Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nikolskaya Kurtina, phone: +7 (812) 233-93-03.
To buy miniature copies of the state awards at the exhibition shop, you should have a copy of your passport and a certificate proving that you have been awarded with an order, a medal or a distinction mark with you.