The pin represents a traditional image of the relief profile of Vladimir Lenin – the leader of the world’s proletariat – placed in the center of a stylized red carnation bud.
Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia, the ideologist of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
The Red Carnation is a symbol of the Revolution, as the soldiers placed these flowers in the barrels of their weapons.
Fastening is on a safety pin. The method of painting is hot enamel.
The pin was made in the USSR in the late 1980s and was never reproduced.
The distinctive features of the rarity original pin 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 “Tz15K” means “Price 15 kopecks.” In modern Russia one could buy nothing for such a sum of money.
The pin is a valuable collector’s item.