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Great East Asia War Commemorative


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Here's a nice example of a complete piece; medal, lapel button, case, case wrapper, cardboard box, mini explanatory document. These aren't exactly rare, but this one has a neat addition of being marked on the inside of the lid - Independent Infantry, 122nd Battalion. I've seen several of these as well as the campaign medals with writing, attributing these to various military branches, certainly fun to collect!

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This type was issued by right-wing patriotic organization in late 70s - early 80s.

The main reason for creation of this vintage - 35 anniversary of Pacific War.

I think that no less than 100 000 and no more than 1 000 000 pieces were issued.

Not very precise estimates ... :lol:

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Only your type could be identified more or less precisely.

Other most common "green ribbon" class of after-war replicas we couldn't dated precisely.

That is if there are no insets inside the box or inscriptions on the medal itself.

I thought about making another classification ... :lol:

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