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Being passionate about medals ourselves, we know that collecting is about much more than simply possessing a piece of metal. When you are a medal collector, you gain intimate knowledge of a part of history. In most cases, research will reveal information about the recipient of the medal as well as the events that surrounded that person. Anyone interested in a particular military era in history can collect medals associated with that moment in time and will gain a world of knowledge in the process.
The market for war medals and decorations has been popular for decades and is supported by a fraternity of collectors worldwide. While some people will pay high prices in order to obtain extremely valuable medals, others collect medals according to a specific battle, rebellion or conflict. Sometimes people simply prefer to collect medals that appeal to them aesthetically.
A lot of the time, however, people keep medals because they form emotional attachments to them. This is especially true for South Africans and Britons with family members who received the Queens South Africa (QSA) medal for fighting in the Boer War. Although some might feel attached to medals and want to hang onto them, sometimes the memory of the recipient is better served in the collection of someone who will really cherish the medal and appreciate its history.
Perhaps you have war medals or decorations that have been passed down from generation to generation through your family? If you would like to find out more about your medals or how much they are worth, feel free to bring them into City Coins. If you have medals for sale, we can give you all the advice you need in order to evaluate and sell them. We have almost 50 years of experience and deal with a network of buyers and sellers from around the world interested in medals from South Africa as well as from many other locations and periods in time.