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As I've been going through the topics, I've seen reference to some medals being numbered - with some references to numbers on Soldiers Medals.

 

Are they all numbered in some way? Were only early versions numbered? How were/are they numbered?

 

I've never spent a lot of time looking at the one I have - I had to go down to the basement and hunt for it in a storage box along with a bunch of other awards, uniform items, etc. The only number I can find on it is on the ribbon backing behind the pin. Is that a distinctive number or just some type of identification of the part?

Mark V

 

 

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Mark, the early SM's were numbered. You would need to check along the bottom edge of the medal itself [not the brooch numbering style of AM's or LOM's]. The first brooch was a split wrap followed by a full wrap. When they ran out of wraps then slot brooches were used until they were done with the numbered pieces. If you're really interested there was a book written about only SM's by Fred Borch and Westlake. Good collecting

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Thanks for the great info!! Mine is still in the original cardboard shipping box and based on the label it looks to have been produced in 1990 - so no numbering.

 

I hadn't looked at the medal since it was awarded. I did frame the two presentation certificates that come with the award - maybe I should find a better place for the medal case than my basement storage room. :rolleyes:

Mark V

 

 

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