Medal Collectors’ Cooperative

List of Recommended Great War Websites

Special thanks to Dwight Mercer / aka Borden Battery, CEF Study Group, Canada or sharing their  List of Recommended Great War Websites. Click here to download the PDF list  

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A Brazilian Order and Medal Collection

Order of the Rose with diamonds


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Condition? It’s a large part of the story

The condition of a medal can play an important role in whether or not a collector decides that it fits into his collection. Most collectors will shy away from a medal that shows obvious signs of abuse or odd condition problems. Here’s an example where condition plays

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Alabama Phenix City Civil Disturbance Medal

Phenix City, Alabama, had always been a frontier sort of town. Just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus, Georgia, and Fort Benning, it had been the home of bars, gambling dens and brothels until one night in 1954. That night brought out the National Guard to clear

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Connecticut Medal of Valor

Connecticut Medal of Valor Established in 1955, the Connecticut Medal of Valor is the state’s highest award for military heroism in the performance of duty in state emergency operations. The criteria specify that the act be “conspicuous gallantry, at the risk of life, above and beyond the

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The Huey Long Toilet Seat Medal

Donald Trump is not the first controversial politician in American history and probably won’t be the last. Governor (later Senator), Huey P. Long, of Louisiana, was among the most controversial politicians of his time and will always rank near the top of the list for colorful statements.

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Maj Gen Sir Henry Thornton, American in the British Army

        As a collector of American medals to foreigners and foreign medals to Americans, I often see unusual combinations of awards. However, in some cases, the medals are not extraordinary, but the back-story is. The US Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Sir

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Cross of African Redemption

Since February is Black History Month, this is a medal relating to the largest mass movement among African-Americans in the early part of the 20th century. The Cross of African Redemption appears in numerous photographs of Marcus Garvey, who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Marcus

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Russian 50th Anniversary of Victory Medal to an American Nurse

In 1995, the Russian Federation decided to award medals to about 9,000 Americans who had supported the Russian war effort in World War II. Many of the recipients were merchant seamen and Maritime Service personnel who had brought in millions of tons of supplies, equipment and food

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The Medal Collectors’ Cooperative

My name is Jeffrey Floyd and I’m a medal collector. I’ve been in this fascinating hobby for over 50 years and, in addition to medals, have always accumulated information, whether or not I could use it at the time. I chose the name “Medal Collectors’ Cooperative” for

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