North Korea: Order of the National Flag 3rd Class, pinback
Condition: Some wear, Good very fine
The Order of the National Flag is the second highest order of North Korea. It is the oldest order in the country, having been established in 1948, just six weeks after the North Korean state was founded. The order is awarded to both individuals and organizations, for political, cultural or economic work. The order, which comes in three classes, is automatically conferred upon recipients of the titles of the Hero of the Republic and Hero of Labour and various People’s honorary titles. The Order of the National Flag is also awarded to recipients of the Order of Freedom and Independence and Order of Soldier’s Honor in the appropriate class. Recipients are entitled to benefits such as a salary or free public transport. Domestic recipients include both leaders Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il and other notables. Foreign recipients include politicians such as Fidel Castro, Hosni Mubarak and Siad Barre.