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  1. My example of the 12c marked for reference...a nice piece, not as good quality as the riveted piece shown but IMO better than the current strikes. The gold finish is a polished mirror look vice a brushed finish, I never did favor the mirror look. Just another variation to look for in the Chief Commander series.

  2. Gentlemen

    Thank you for your recommendations and background.....it's a great motivator to get this piece researched.

    Rick, thanks, at least now I have a year group to place it as a start.....1943 is a nice surprise. I really need to study the dates and time periods more for the Soviet items, I dont have much research material over here.

    Anyway, thank you for your items I truly enjoy seeing what's out there, it always amazes me what is in your houses.

  3. Was home on leave when I got a box of my old ODM from a friend.....and in it I found the Red Banner #2 (#3760) that I had forgotten about. Ironically, I sold the Red Banners I had but kept this one....thought I would throw it out here marinate on the multiple award Red Banners out there. I have no story with mine except that I got it for what would be a steal today.....but no history on it.

    If you have them throw em up here and let's see......thanks

  4. I served from 1961 - 1991, and don't see any real difference between this and the National Defense Service Medal. We're all wearing too much crap already. If this is approved by the services for wear by active duty members on the uniform, I'd take another look. Otherwise, it's just costume jewelry from my point of view.

    AMEN Hugh.....agreed, if it was something approved then it becomes a different story, but as it stands, it's a novelty to show my kids and someday grandchildren....actually the certificate is garbage as well. I think my nephew could have created something more appropriate than the bland uninspiring check the block certificate that came in the mail.

    My $.02


  5. Lorenzo

    The price depends on the period of the piece. If you are looking for ccurrent issues then I would expect to pay less than what you are quoting. That is my opinion.....i dont think the quality is worth the money, and the fact that they are so readily available in the market adds to my thought. I have older pieces from the 70s back to the 50s. My Commanders is a Balfour piece form the 50s. I got that for less than what you are quoting below. Also have an older Chief Commander 60s or so, and a 70s + piece marked 12c. Not the best quality compared to the older piece, but is far above what you will find in a current issue Chief Commander grade. I would check out as many sites and dealers as you can, ebay as well to get a feel wor what folks are asking and for what period.....as with anything it is worth what youa re willing to pay and how much you want it.....Hope that doesnt muddy the waters too much.


    Wow all of these Legion of Merits Grades look so Beautiful:

    I just had to buy this one it is the regular Legion Merit Medal with case: cost me $20.00

    I am going to try get the others as well they want $175-$199.00 each is this the right price for them.

    Thank you

    God Bless

    SSG Luna, Lorenzo

  6. Way ahead of ya pal....I already have one...i have a few of the same coin but i have only onr of the set...same gold case as well.

    Thanks Lorenzo.....take care

    OK....got another one....instead of a new topic I am adding the new coin/medal/commemorative medal here. Case is grey plastic, medal is about 3" diameter and quite heavy. I have seen the local copies of this and they are cast in poor metal and can never me confused with this. ANy ideas what is says or what I was commemorating (besides Saddam himself)? It looks to be something dealing with the Arab States as a whole based on the "map" on the reverse...but not sure. Any insight is appreciated.

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