Medal Legitimacy Test

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Medal Legitimacy Test

Post by Atomictrooper » 19 Oct 2019 23:49

Good morning/afternoon/evening forum!

I recently picked up these two 57' pattern medals from my local militaria dealer. Admittedly, both I and the dealer don't have much experience with 57'
pattern medals. Any opinions on the legitimacy and makers of these medals would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
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Re: Medal Legitimacy Test

Post by Anton S. » 20 Oct 2019 03:03

Something seems off about them but i'm not sure

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Re: Medal Legitimacy Test

Post by John G. » 20 Oct 2019 22:04

I believe the KM Minesweeper badge is a legitimate "57" award. ... Probably 1970/80s manufacture, no idea who made it. The Luftw. Pilot/Observer looks very crude even for a "57" award, with a very fakish looking pin and catch. ..Not an example I'd want it I was interested in the postwar versions.
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Re: Medal Legitimacy Test

Post by Atomictrooper » 20 Oct 2019 23:07

Thanks again John,

I didn't pay much for them (around $6.50 usd a piece), so I figured I could afford to take the risk. To be honest, I had my doubts about the pilot badge myself. I'm glad to know that the KM Minesweeper one if legit though, had the opportunity to compare it against a war time issued medal and they looked quite similar.

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