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Old 09-10-2017, 09:21 PM
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Default Grand Army of the Republic medal

Found this bronze GAR medal today detecting a turn of the century homesite.





Serial number on it is P18084.


The P denotes the Commander-in-Chief of the GAR at the time of award. That's all I can find.

Anyone have any more info on it?
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:45 PM
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Wow. That's amazing. Congrats!

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What a cool medal. Hopefully the #s will tell who it belonged to.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:59 PM
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Nice find!

Serial number doesn't mean much it's more of an authentication number.

Anyway with the age of the homesite you may be able to narrow it down to a possible best guess year based on the Commaner In Chief with last name that begins with P

http://suvcw.org/garcinc.htm

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Extremely cool find!

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:49 AM
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Fantastic... was just down in Gettysburg and think I saw one like it in the National Museum.. nice find!
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http://www.phototree.com/article_medallions.html
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The site below is pretty informative, and on pg15 explains why yours would be considered a type V, which were made 1886-1956. Pg 16 has a quick reference to the prefix letters/dates for this type.: http://www.cwvha.org/xarchive/TheVet...No4_Badges.pdf
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Thanks for the added info guys.
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Wow Dave! That is one great find.

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That is really, really, really cool!

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Nice find in great condition!

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Originally Posted by Dave_e View post
Found this bronze GAR medal today detecting a turn of the century homesite.


Serial number on it is P18084.


The P denotes the Commander-in-Chief of the GAR at the time of award. That's all I can find.

Anyone have any more info on it?
Congrats on your cool find!! I had found one last year and from your post I didnt realize they had numbers on the side...here is mine.
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Really nice find. I love that deep patina
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