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Dear Members

Does any Dutch collector know the amount of medals given out for the

Inauguration 1898

Wedding medal 1901 silver

Wedding medal 1901 bronze

Wedding medal 1926

Any info would be most helpful,

Sincerely

Yankee

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I will give you all royal information ;)

1898 Inauguration of wilhelmina: 400

1901 Marriage Wilhelmina & Hendrik, bronze medal: 220

1926 25 year marriage (Silver wedding) W&H: 775

1937 Marriage Juliana & Bernhard: 1200

1948 Inauguration of Juliana: 3240

1962 Silver wedding Juliana & Bernhard: 1800

1966 Marriage Beatrix & Claus: 3200

1980 Inauguration of Beatrix: 12000

2002 Marriage Willem Alexander (William IV) & Maxima: 12700

Kind regards,

Jacky

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May I ask why you are interested in this subject :) ?

Certainly, like royal wedding medals, one of the happier :love: occasions for a medal to be struck. Try to collect them when possible. Are there any examples of the 1901 in gold for the royal family? Every now and then you come across one, not too long ago saw a Bulgarian Ferdinand l in gold probably made for him or a member of the royal family.

Sincerely

Yankee

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A good website about this subject is www.onderscheidingen.nl from forummember Erik Muller,

See:

http://onderscheidingen.nl/nl/medailles/konhuis/konhuis.html

Indeed, that's a very good site,

I picked my data from a file on my computer.

I was little suprised to find out that this site mentions for most medals their numbers, which I didn't know.

The more modern ones aren't mentioned.

Kind regards,

Jacky

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A picture of a bar with the two commemorative medals must be welcome, I suppose??

Kind regards,

Jacky

the source of this picture is looking for a MWO to complete his bar.

There is also a gold merit cross of the House order.

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A picture of a bar with the two commemorative medals must be welcome, I suppose??

Kind regards,

Jacky

the source of this picture is looking for a MWO to complete his bar.

There is also a gold merit cross of the House order.

:love:

Does you source also have a name with this beauty??

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Yes Marktplaats is it indeed,

but as this is an international site, where few are able to read dutch,

I have stopped mentioned it as marktplaats

(too hard for others to know what I mean, thus prefer keeping it vague ;) )

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A picture of a bar with the two commemorative medals must be welcome, I suppose??

Kind regards,

Jacky

the source of this picture is looking for a MWO to complete his bar.

There is also a gold merit cross of the House order.

Hi Jacky

Thanks for posting the bar, always neat :D to see a Dutch bar from the colonial era I think. On the far right is that the 1926 silver wedding medal? It seems this guy had a long career in the military. Any idea what class MWO would have been on this bar. I suppose there is a certain period MWO that would match this bar, must be difficult to locate, think they are rarely awarded.

Sincerely

Yankee

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well,

there are quite several types of MWO,

all of them have prestidge on them.

This is indeed a colonial medalbar, with at least 12 years service, as the service abroad would count double, except for the gold one.

Thus the bronze loyal service medal would be earned after 6 years instead of 12 years.

The silver after 12 instead of 24 years

the gold however, after 25 years, instead of 36 years.

Thus long service is not necessarily, but certainly distinguished.

So, generally speaking, his service would have been somewhere around 12 ?nd 36 years, as it remains possible that he was sent back to the Netherlands and completed his service here. If he remained in the Netherlands-Indies, his service would be around 12 - 25 years.

Concerning the model itself, the class is clearly a 4th class, as there is no rosette on the ribbon.

Around this era, militairy Williamsorders were made with a difference in the green burgundy cross,

the cross was quite "wavy" so to speek, the "points" on this cross would everytime touch both arms of the white cross, instead of being quite straight forward, just an almost flat cross, an Andreas Cross as in the flag of scotland.

One could take just a MWO, but to have the correct cross would make this bar even beautifuller!!

Concerning the weddingmedals:

the medal, which takes precedence, and wilhelmina on the front, is the marriage medal, 1901.

As in a good marriage, they switched from place and Hendrik was on the front on the silver-wedding medal, which is the last one, 1926.

Kind regards,

Jacky

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