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By the way guys, this 11th Army Badge has at least two variations by reverse inscription

Var. 1

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Badge is in exellent shape! :beer:

All "silver" is still on reverse ;)

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Oops. Here's what I meant to say

Another addition to the familiy

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This one looks familiar (posts # 457-459) :whistle:

Very nice mini-variation!

Congrats! :cheers:

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It will be interesing to note that type 4 badges in both classes have two variations of enamel colour.

Here it is.

Well known fact, that some of type 4 badges were made from alloy, not silver. Is there any sign or possibility to determine the metal visually if not to examine it? Thanks!

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Is there japanese badge(s), not presented in this topic, with image of wound badge of any type?

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Is there japanese badge(s), not presented in this topic, with image of wound badge of any type?

Of course!

Hopefully (with the lapse of time) these badges will be added to our gallery ;)

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Well known fact ...

Not to me ;)

To Peterson maybe...

Indeed he wrote (p.87, 3rd edition) that "badges struck late in war are made of a cheaper alloy".

Personally I've never seen these badges and don't know anyone who does.

But one thing I know for a fact - badges that were issued "late in war" (I hope date January 20, 1945 will sound late enough) were struck in silver.

Tell you the truth I don't know where James got this info ...

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Not to me ;)

To Peterson maybe...

Indeed he wrote (p.87, 3rd edition) that "badges struck late in war are made of a cheaper alloy".

Personally I've never seen these badges and don't know anyone who does.

But one thing I know for a fact - badges that were issued "late in war" (I hope date January 20, 1945 will sound late enough) were struck in silver.

Tell you the truth I don't know where James got this info ...

Thank you! Understood clearly.

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But one thing I know for a fact - badges that were issued "late in war" (I hope date January 20, 1945 will sound late enough) were struck in silver.

Tell you the truth I don't know where James got this info ...

Here we have a couple of such late badges.

First came from January 20, 1945

Issued to Superior Private Inehara Shotarou.

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