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Does anyone have the history and details of this particular Prussian medal issued in 1863 to the survivors of the Napoleonic Wars? Thanks.

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Merci beaucoup Augustin. Was there a difference between medals issued to officers and other ranks? Thanks.

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Jaybo,

No difference between the medals issued to officers and other ranks. They are in bronze.

Those for civilian are in black cast iron and those for the ladies of the Order of Louise, in sparkling steel.

The colours of the ribbons are also différents.

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Thanks Augustin. Do we know how many were issued in 1863?

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Hi Jaybo,

All surviving récipients of the 1813, 1814 and 1815 campaign medals for combattants and not-combattants were eligible for this medall. They had to show the award document for the campaign medal to claim this 1863 commemorative medal.

Approximately 60.000 were given. [Dietmar Raksch: Preussen Verleihungsurkunden und Besitzzeugnisse 1793 - 1972.]

Edited by augustin1813

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Thank you Augustin. 

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