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It is a plaquette with the Norwegian War Cross. It was made and sold by Samlerhuset a few years ago. You could in total buy 12 different plaquettes with different medals and orders of the world. I think the price was about NOK 500 (a little less than GBP 50). There were, as you have seen, made 5000 sets. The value in this condition is a lot less than the original price.

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Samlerhuset is known for producing modern crap and trying to sell it as something to collect. There are many stories about elderly people starting a subscription on silver commemorative collectable coins monthly from Samlerhuset, each coin bought for anything up to GBP 100. After a while the elderly people will try to sell their "amazing" collection, thinking it has been a good investment. In one case a guy was hoping to get more than GBP 8 000, which was about what he paid. However, the true value was onle the silver melting price, which was about 10-20 % of what this poor guy paid.

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Modern crap of this sort started in the mid 60s Churchill snd JFK commemoratives were amongst the earliest

 Nowadays  ths Royal Mint is one of the worst offenders. I see moden commemorative gold or silver sets, appearing in auction.  Thd buyer removes all the packaging and throws in the bin and then departs for the melting house.

Paul

 

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