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Is this a possible combination of Jubilee medals?

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Hello All.

I have had this miniature group for some time. I'm wondering if this is a possible combination? The first is a Gold (gilt) 1887 Jubileee Medal with a 1897 bar and the second is a Silver 1887 Jubilee Medal. Under which circumstances could a recipient get BOTH the Gold and the Silver 1887 Jubilee Medal? Or is this a made up group although is doesn't appear as such?

Regards, Lars

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Hello Mervyn and Peter.

Thank you for your comments. Although I wouldn't have expected an "improvement" on a British miniature bar (thought things would be 100% straight there but would not be unexpected in a few other countries) I could buy the last theory. But would any of you know if it would be possible to get the 1887 Silver and the 1897 Gold Medal, my litterature says the Gold would be for the Royal family and I wouldn't expect an upgrade from "Non-Royal" to "Royal" but I'm a little unsure of how Royal should be defined here. Anyway, this group came together with a solid Gold 1897 miniature medal, so it's a benefit group if this would be the correct term?

Regards, Lars

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It is possible if a person inherited a dukedom between 1887 and 1897 that they would have been entitled to a silver 1887 and a gold 1897 by going through the peerage for those years it may be possible to identify the recipient of the group.


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Lars - sorry we didn't reach a conclusion for you. Whilst Paul may well be right for a Duke assuming his title in that

narrow gap of 1887-1897 and being eligible for the gold medal - it will involve quite a lot of research. However, as you

say - something interesting in the display case. Mervyn

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