Firstly, thanks for all of this input and discussion! It's really helpful to me and I'm sure it will be helpful to others in the future!
William (Wagriff), I believe what you mention may just be the way the shadow has cast itself within the suspension loop.. Here are some closeups of that area:
Rob (Militiaman), Here are the dimensions of the medal (Through use of a digital micrometer):
Thickness of 1st rim: 1.59mm
Thickness of 2nd ridge: 2.48mm
Glenn (Glenn66), Thanks for the closeup of your medal, from the limited view it looks a beauty I'm glad you're opinion of this one has changed and that the slight seam appears on yours as well..
Any more input into this topic is welcomed!