What is the most valuable war medal?

What is the most valuable war medal?

The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross is the ‘holy grail’ for medal collectors because there are only 1,357 in existence. Bearing the inscription ‘For valour’ and known as a VC, this medal was first awarded for ‘conspicuous bravery’ in 1856 and later backdated to the Crimean war of 1854.

How can I replace my army medals?

Download and fill in the medal application form to ask for a replacement medal. Post the form to the MOD Medal Office, along with: a letter explaining how the medal was stolen or destroyed. a copy of the police report or insurance claim.

What are war medals awarded for?

Military Medal
Obverse and reverse of medal
Type Military decoration
Awarded for Acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire
Presented by UK and Commonwealth

What is the medal of Gallantry?

The Medal for Gallantry is awarded to military personnel for acts of gallantry in action in hazardous circumstances.

What is the Irish War of Independence General Service Medal?

Irish War of Independence General Service Medal (aka the “Black & Tan Medal” ). The numbers below refer to those with the comrac bar and those without the comrac bar. The Black and Tan Comrac Bar medal: The numbers below refer to those with the comrac bar and those without the comrac bar.

What are the different types of Irish medals?

Irish Medals This medal was awarded to those who were deemed to have taken part in the Irish War of Independence. There were two types of medal with Comrac bar issued, named and un-named. Named medals were issued to those Killed in Action or who had died between the end of the war and the issuing of the medals in 1941.

What is the 1916 Medal and who gets it?

The medal was issued to those who had been awarded the 1916 Medal and who were still alive at the time. There are other badges and medals, official and unofficial, that commemorate the Irish war of Independence. We will cover them in a later article.

What is the size of the four provinces of Ireland medal?

The design of the medal is described as A circular medal approximately one and three fifth inches in diameter bearing on the obverse the Arm of the Four Provinces of Ireland.

What is the difference between the British War Medal and the Victory Medal?

The Victory Medal (United Kingdom) was issued to all those who received the 1914 Star or the 1914–15 Star, and to most of those who were awarded the British War Medal. It was not awarded singly.

Why are medals called Pip Squeak and Wilfred?

The medals’ nicknames come from a popular comic strip of the time from the Daily Mirror newspaper. Pip was a dog, Squeak a penguin and Wilfred was a baby rabbit. The name, rank, unit and service number of the recipient are impressed on the reverse of the Star and on the rim of the British War Medal and Victory medal.

How many war medals are there?

To date, there have been 3,473 Medals of Honor awarded to service members across all branches.

Are military medals real gold?

Most medals are made of gold, silver, bronze, or lead, the precious metals being used for the finer productions.

Are war medals silver?

It is sometimes described as the “Victory Medal” for World War II, although that is not its correct name. Description: Materials: The majority of the British medals and clasps are made of solid silver, though some were issued in bronze versions, mainly to Indian non-combatants.

Why do ww1 medals say 1919?

The Allied Victory Medal (1914-1919) The British version depicts the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says ‘The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’. To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas.