by pylon1357 Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:09 pm
edstorey wrote:Google it, the answer is on line.
I know Ed has been banned and will not see this post, but Google is NOT the end all and be all of answers.
In regards to the WWII issue of the CVSM, it is .925 Silver. The Canadian variant of the Defense Medal and 1939-45 War Medal, they too are both struck in silver.
However, that is NOT the question here. The question is " are the WWII medals issued in the 1990's, still silver?"
Honestly, I do not know. I am a medals collector and assume they are. I know exactly what the OP is asking as I have noted the same thing in regards to my uncles medals reissued in the 1990s.
I have a display at my fathers house honouring 2 of my uncles service in the Second World War. Two sets of medals are in the same frame. One consisting of the 39-45 Star, Italy Star, CVSM, War Medal and Defense Medal. The other the 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, CVSM and War Medal. Not all the silver medals have tarnished you would think they would all be pretty even, but this is not the case.
What I suspect is, Yes they are silver, but possibly a slightly different content from the first run medals back in the late 40's.
Google does not have this answer, least not that I have found yet. Still looking but honestly not really hard at the moment. Its about 1/2 way down my 3 page to do list in regards to my medals collection.