India General Service Medal (1854), in Silver

SKU: 02.GBR.0184.101.01

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  • Silver Medal (with "NORTHWEST FRONTIER" clasp) Obverse
  • Silver Medal (with "NORTHWEST FRONTIER" clasp) Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    March 1, 1854
  • makers
    Royal Mint, London
  • remarks
    The medal's obverse was engraved by William Wyon, and the reverse was engraved by his son, Leonard Charles Wyon. The value of the medal is expected to differ according to the recipient. Medals awarded to members of the British Army are expected to achieve prices on the higher end of the price ranges listed here.

History


The India General Service Medal (1854) was established by the Governor-General of India in late 1853 and was later approved in March 1854. The Medal was created in commemoration of successful campaigns lead in India from 1849-1895. It was permanently discontinued in 1895 and was replaced by the India Medal in the following year. The Medal was awarded to British and Indian Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and enlisted men of the British Army, the Honourable East India Company Army, and later the Indian Army, in recognition of participation in battles during these campaigns. The Medal was originally awarded in a single silver grade to all ranks, but after 1885, it was also awarded in a lesser bronze grade to non-combatants.

Every Medal was awarded with a clasp that denoted the participation in a specific battle. Multiple clasps could be awarded to the same recipient, and the most awarded to the same recipient is seven. The following 23 clasps were officially awarded:

1. “NORTHWEST FRONTIER”
2. “PEGU”
3. “PERSIA”
4. “UMBEYLA”
5. “BHOOTAN”
6. “LOOSHAI”
7. “PERAK”
8. “NAGA-1879-80”
9. “JOWACKI 1877-8”
10. “BURMA 1885-7”
11. “BURMA 1887-8”
12. “BURMA 1887-9”
13. “SIKKIM 1888”
14. “HAZARA 1888”
15. “LUSHAI 1889-92”
16. “BURMA 1889-92”
17. “CHIN-LUSHAI 1889-90”
18. “HAZARA 1891”
19. “N.E.FRONTIER 1891”
20. “SAMANA 1891”
21. “HUNZA 1891”
22. “CHIN HILLS 1892-93”
23. “KACHIN HILLS 1892-93”
24. “WAZIRISTAN 1894-5”

There may be additional versions that differ in size.

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Versions

  • Price

    $250-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "NORTHWEST FRONTIER" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $300-425 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "PEGU" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $800-1700 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    Silver Medal (with "PERSIA" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-375 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "UMBEYLA" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BHOOTAN" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $500-675 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "LOOSHAI" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $300-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    Silver Medal (with "PERAK" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $475-550 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "NAGA-1879-80" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-375 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "JOWAKI 1877-8" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $150-275 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BURMA 1885-7" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPINENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BURMA 1887-89" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BURMA 1887-9" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "SIKKAM 1888" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "HAZARA 1888" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $275-650 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "LUSHAI 1889-92" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $175-300 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "BURMA 1889-92" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $250-475 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "CHIN-LUSHAI 1889-90" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "HAZARA 1891" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-500 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "N.E.FRONTIER 1891" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-400 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "SAMANA 1891" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $625-1250 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "HUNZA 1891" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $475-1250 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "CHIN HILLS 1892-93" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $450-1250 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "KACHIN HILLS 1892-93" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $200-350 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: VICTORIA REGINA Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    36mm

  • Maker

    Royal Mint, London

  • Version Remarks

    The Silver Medal (with "WAZIRISTAN 1894-5" clasp) is stamped "W.WYON R.A." and "L.C. WYON."

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  • Price

    $700 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

  • Size

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

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