The pin badge represents a recognizable relief profiling of the both minesweepers, pictured as an engraving. The rims of the badge are contoured with a red figured ribbon over which there is a cartouch with the date “1917” – the year of the Soviet power establishment in Russia.
The text of the engraving reads: “Minesweepers No 14, No 15”. The text on the figured ribbon reads: “Revolutionary ships”.
The pin badge is made in the pictorial style of the early 19th century.
The series of the pin badges was produced in 1987 by the 70th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia. It has never been reproduced.
The distinctive features of the rarity original pin badge are the manufacturer’s unique mark and stamped price on the back of the pin. In the Soviet Union due to the absence of the freewheeling economy, goods prices had been fixed for the whole country.
The text stamped on the back of the pin badge “Tz15K” means “Price 15 kopecks.” In modern Russia one could buy nothing for such a sum of money.
At present the number of the pin badges is limited and the pin badge is considered to be a valuable collector’s item.