The collective of socialist work, was a collective award in the DDR. This is the first award. 2nd. award and up were distinquished with 2, 3 or more flags on top of the medal. The 1970 issue had no plastic layer on the flag, after 1973 they did. So this medal is the 1973 issue. They started with this award in 1960 and recognized high production successes, special successes in socialist community work and above all in the socialist competition.
The front of the medal says:”The Collective Of Socialistic Work” and the back of the medal says:”Learn And Live Socialistic Work”.
It was about fulfilling political, cultural and professional demands as well as adhering to socialist morals and ethics.
By 1989 4.8 million people had recieved the award.