Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Civil War Medal of Honor

Greetings ledheads,
      Heres something you won't see everyday, at least not a real one. This is a reproduction Civil War Medal of Honor. In the U. S. it is illegal to buy or sell a real MOH . The going rate for a Civil War MOH is approx. $10,000. A medal from WW2 to the Vietnam War is about $300,000. So Im happy enough to settle for a reproduction which also are not available in the U.S. This particular one came from Australia. During the Civil war 1522 medals were issued. One being issued to a woman doctor, and the last one issued to a soldier from the Civil War was in 2001, the delay being caused by a missing report. There were 2 versions of this medal, the first one was from 1862 to 1895 and the 2nd one with a totally different ribbon was issued from 1896 to 1903.

21 comments:

  1. I would have thought a civil war one would be the dearest?

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  2. It has so much dignity in it with the Eagle perched so proudly on the top. Beautiful animal and a terrific emblem for a country to adopt.

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    1. Thanks Anne...it does have class. each one was engraved on the back of the star, name, rank ,unit and where they earned it.

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  3. Captain, Have you read this book?

    http://www.amazon.com/Shower-Stars-Medal-Honor-Maine/dp/0811700755

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  4. What a fascinating piece of information; and a lovely looking medal Captain!

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  5. I really like this. I too would have thought a Civil War one would have been worth more!

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    1. Thanks Rodger...who knows that price is only what you read about...when it comes right down to it, it might be quite bait more.

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  6. Very bice and like the others you would think an ACW MOH would be worth the most.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher...Supposedly $10,000 is the going rate on a real engraved medal, Ive never seen one for sale or I never knew anyone who bought one. The FBI has a task force just to research stolen or sold Medals of Honor and the fine is $100,000 or a year in jail.

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