Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1915)

SKU: 02.USA.0167.101.01

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  • Bronze Medal (for Marine corps) Obverse
  • Bronze Medal (for Marine corps) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    United States
  • date of institution
    September 22, 1913
  • remarks
    The Bronze Medal was designed by Rudolf Freund. The Miniature Bronze Medal (for Navy) images are courtesy of Medal-Medaille. Please see the following page for more detail: http://www.medal-medaille.com/first-nicaraguan-campaign-medal-1912-miniature-p-10758.html

History


The Nicaraguan Campaign Medal (1912), also commonly referred to as the "First Nicaraguan Campaign Medal", was authorized by President Woodrow Wilson by Presidental Order on September 22, 1913. The Bronze Medal was awarded to Officers and enlisted men of the United States Navy and Marine Corps in recognition of service ashore in Nicaragua or onboard 1 of 8 specific vessels in Nicaraguan waters during the first United States Occupation of Nicaragua between July 29 and November 14, 1912. Approximately 1,400 Medals were awarded to Navy personnel and 1,000 Medals were awarded to members of the Marine Corps.

There are 2 versions of the Medal which vary by the reverse inscription of the name of the service.

The Medal is stamped on the rim with a serial number. A variety of different stamping styles may have been used.

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Versions

  • Price

    $80 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN 1912 Rev: UNITED STATES NAVY FOR SERVICE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

    Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia

  • Version Remarks

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  • Price

    $225 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze

  • Inscription

    Obv: NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN 1912 Rev: UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS FOR SERVICE

  • Size

    33mm

  • Maker

    Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia

  • Version Remarks

    The Miniature Bronze Medal (for Navy) images are courtesy of Medal-Medaille. Please see the following page for more detail: http://www.me...

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Miniatures

  • Price

    $30-35 USD

  • Size

    16mm

  • Remarks

    This version is composed of bronze. The Miniature Bronze Medal (for Navy) images are courtesy of Medal-Medaille. Please see the following page for more detail: http://www.medal-medaille.com/first-nicaraguan-campaign-medal-1912-miniature-p-10758.html

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