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Commemorative Medals: What is your take?

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Greetings,

I had wondered how many post war commemorative medals you were all aware of and what your thoughts are on these medals.

Some are very pretty: I really like the design of the Normandy June 6th 1944 medal.  The Battle of Britain is also very pretty with the reverse showing St. Paul's Cathedral surviving in a field of smoke. 

What is your take on these awards. 

These are the only versions I have seen.  Are there other post war campaign or vet association medals I am unaware of?  Lets see what you have.

Best Regards,

JustinG

 

 

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I have never seen any of these, are they privately issued, or purchased by those who are entitled to them ,or just anyone?

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Well, that's what I was trying to figure out. I posted this on GMIC a few years ago.  Really never got to the bottom of this.  The Normandy Medal has stamped numbers in the side.  One member posted a large index of Commonwealth medals.  http://honours.homestead.com/comindex.html

I haven't heard or seen too many other medals like this.  I was hoping to see what others here might have seen..

 

So here is the original post on GMIC.  I would love to see others examples.

https://gmic.co.uk/topic/35242-for-your-consideration/?tab=comments#comment-329854

 

Best Regards,
JustinG

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So my Normandy Medal has a stamped number.  I believe these were issued.  My guess was that these were pieces that had to be verified that you were indeed part of the operational forces to qualify for such a medal. Now, I think that this could have been a medal released for an anniversary or for some other reason. Frankly, I haven't found too much out there.  They seem to sell pretty quickly when they are on the market. 

 

https://www.emedals.com/a-battle-of-britain-commemorative-medal

Here is one for the Battle of Britain. 

Here is one for the Normandy campaign

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/wellingtonauctions/catalogue-id-wellin10002/lot-b0120719-6116-497e-9697-a8ba00a991aa

Really interesting. I am having a hard time figuring out when these were produced.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Wikipedia for the France 1944 medal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_of_a_liberated_France

Best Regards,

JustinG

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I think anyone can buy them? Not keen on them as they have no official status? They are not issue so a bit like a 'schutzenfest' medal?

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Rich

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