The pin badge consists of two parts – graphical and textual. The graphical part represents an art composition symbolizing high achievements of the national economy under the leadership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Agriculture is shown with silhouettes of a combine that cuts golden corn in a field and a stuffed lorry driving nearby. The industrial sector is shown in the form of hydroelectric dams and concrete pipes of plants. The civil construction is presented in the form of high-rise buildings and a tower crane with a cargo boom. Advances in science, technology and space are presented in the form of a soaring up golden rocket.
The Party’s leading role in the achievements of the socialist public system is expressed in the form of a flowing red state banner with Vladimir Lenin’s portrait.
The text on the pin badge reads: “Shock Worker of Communist Labour”.
In the lower part of the pin badge there is the symbol of the world proletariat – the hammer and sickle, which demonstrates the unity of workers and peasants, and oak and laurel branches – the symbols of honor, valor and courage, which outgo in all directions.
Fastening is on a safety pin. The method of painting is cold enamel.
The pin badge was made in the USSR in the 1980s.
It is currently available as a modern replica. The distinctive features of the rare original pin badge are the manufacturer’s unique mark on the back, a higher quality and more valuable metal used in its production.
The pin badge is a valuable collector’s item.