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 COLLECTING MEDALS
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Collecting medals can be for a variety of reasons. Simply because the collector likes medals, or as part of a collection of memorabilia of a particular battle, or as a recollection of a particular person or relatives wartime achievements.

Popularity
There is at the present time a great resurgence in medal collecting made popular by the present high level of interest in genealogy and history of all things past. There is also a huge demand for military medals from regimental museums.

Location
Medals can be found in a variety of places in past times unfortunately they were found only two often in pawn shops (deposited by a hero on hard times). Nowadays found in car boot sales and from specialist dealers and increasingly on the Internet.

Age
Because of the expense and the amount of research into the history of the award and the recipricant and the circumstances of the particular award this is not an activity for a young child. Medals are not toys and should be treated with due respect.

Ability
Advantageous abilities include, the ability to research sympathetically, especially as so many of the reciprecants gave there life for the awarded act.

Description
Medals are awarded as a symbol that can be worn on the chest with pride. They are presented for a variety of reasons, To commemorate past acts of courage(both military and civil), Campaign medals to show involvement in a particular battle. Medals for a lifetime of service and medals to commemorate personal achievements. Collecting medals is different to other forms of collecting in that there is a personal side Why was the medal first struck? Why was it awarded to and who was the individual?

Dedication
Like most collections there is no set level of dedication necessary although it can very easily become a time consuming passion. The associated research can easily take you off in a different direction with quite unexpected results.

Potential
Most countries have their own awards for valor, in Great Britain the Victoria cross is the highest award for military gallantry in conflict. The George cross for gallantry while not in conflict (the highest award that can be given to a civilian).

Closely Related Activities
Genealogy 247, Local History 322, Historical re-inaction 321, collecting.

Cost
Because modern medals are highly treasured possessions of the recipricant or there family descendants, and older medals are becoming much rarer and difficult to find this can be a very expensive activiy.

Level of Demand
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