Inner Mongolia Nat’l Foundation Medal 1939

Today’s medal is much more common than the medal I showed in my previous post. The English name is the National Foundation Merit Medal and Peterson states that it was awarded to commemorate the establishment of Mengjiang in 1939.

The obverse:

And the reverse:

And the case:

Peterson claims that this was a Japanese-made medal. The quality is fairly high (case, ribbon, and medal), so he is probably right.

Although this medal was freely awarded and doesn’t appear to be rare, the common perception of people is that itis very hard to find. When this medal appears on ebay, for example, the price often skyrockets over 300 USD, much to the delight of sellers from Japan. However, as people abroad (i.e., not in Japan) pay more, the price in Japan goes up as well–sellers competing for the high-profit items.

Published in: on February 5, 2010 at 9:48 am  Leave a Comment  
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