Order of Merit Juan Pablo Duarte (1931-1957), Civil Merit, Officer


SKU: 01.DOM.0101.108.01.000

Estimated market value:

$270 USD

  • Officer Obverse
  • Officer Obverse
  • Officer Obverse
  • Officer Obverse
  • Officer Reverse
  • Officer Reverse
  • Officer Details

Estimated market value:

$270 USD


  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Inscription
  • Size

Physical Description and Item Details

Five-piece construction, silver gilt with blue and white enamels, 41.8 mm x 64.7 mm inclusive of its wreath suspension, large rosette on its original ribbon, intact enamels, scattered gilt wear, very light contact, near extremely fine. In its hardshelled case of issue, Dominican Republic coat-of-arms on the lid, maker marked "Gebr. Godet & Co BERLIN W.8. Charlottestr. 55" on the inside lid, lightly soiled recessed medal bed, scuffed exterior, wear in the fabric overlaying the hinged area, case very fine. https://www.emedals.com/a-dominican-republic-order-of-merit-of-juan-pablo-duarte-by-godet-berlin


The Order of Merit of Duarte, Sanchez, and Mella (Orden de Mérito de Duarte, Sanchez, y Mella) was founded by Rafael Trujillo's government as the Order of Merit of Duarte on February 24, 1931. Its name and design were modified on September 9, 1954.

Since its inception, this Order has been the nation's highest award, rewarding national citizens and military personnel for distinguished services to Dominican Republic (República Dominicana).

Initially, the Order was named only in honour of Juan Pablo Duarte (1813-76) who was a Professor, Politician, and General born in Caracas, Venezuela. He together with Ramón Matías Mella and Francisco del Rodario Sanchéz formed La Trinitaria in 1838, which sought to expel the Haitian army of occupation, as well as they formed La Filantrópica which promoted the independence thorough the nation. They are buried in Santo Domingo, and are considered as the Founders of Dominican Republic.

In MedalBook, the Order is classified into types, Type I includes the version from the Order of Merit of Duarte (1931-1954), and Type II consists of the awards of the Order of Duarte, Sanchez, and Mella (1954-).

In Type I, the Order consisted of seven grades; Collar, I Class Grand Cross (with gilded breast star), II Class Grand Cross (with silvered breast star), Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight.


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