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WW2 medal...SN tracing?

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    Default WW2 medal...SN tracing?

    Hi,

    Can one trace, by the serial number, if this medal was issued during the war or post-war?

    Thanks.
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    Hi Neil, certainly issued in WW2, somewhere between 1943 and 1945.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    It is a high number though...

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    Not a problem....

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: WW2 medal...SN tracing?

    Here is a sample of a couple of serial numbers and award dates:

    2651351
    1/02/1943


    2759305
    25/05/1945

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    So this medal would be before Feb 43 or even 42?

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    Hi Neil, it is not an exact science, as medals were given out to various armies and fronts and so sometimes a higher serial number can be issued before a lower number. This is due to some fronts being more active than others and so more medals got awarded.

    Here is another sample serail number and award date for you:

    1911413
    30/04/1945

    But the main thing is yours will have been a WW2 issue.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I get it, thanks.

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    Default Re: WW2 medal...SN tracing?

    My pleasure. It is a good medal with a nice patina and wear.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: WW2 medal...SN tracing?

    Tnx for the help.

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