Efficiency Medal (South Africa)

SKU: 02.GBR.0351.101.01

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  • Silver Medal Obverse
  • Silver Medal Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Great Britain
  • date of institution
    December 1939
  • remarks
    The Silver Medal was designed by Percy Metcalfe.

History


The Efficiency Medal (South Africa) was established by Royal Warrant on December of 1939. The Silver Medal was awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and other ranks of the Coast Garrison and Active Citizen Forces of South Africa in recognition of 12 years of service. Service during wartime counted as double. The Medal was replaced by the John Chard Medal in 1952.

A clasp featuring a superimposed crown was awarded to denote an additional 6 years of service, and a silver rosette may be worn on the ribbon to denote the award of a clasp when the ribbon is worn alone.

The Medal features a suspension scroll with the Afrikaans and English inscription, "UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA UNIE VON USID-AFRIKA," as well as a bi-lingual reverse inscription.

There may be additional versions of the Medal.

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Versions

  • Price

    $100-120 USD

  • Composition

    Silver

  • Inscription

    Obv: GEORGIVS VI D G BR OMN REX ET INDIÆ IMP Rev: VIE BEKWAME DIENS FOR EFFICIENT SERVICE Rim: [RECIPIENT DETAILS]

  • Size

    30x38mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    The obverse is stamped "PM."

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Miniatures

  • Price

    $70-90 USD

  • Size

    18x31mm

  • Remarks

    The Miniature Silver Medal (with 1 clasp) images are courtesy of Medal-Medaille. See the following page for more detail: http://www.medal-medaille.com/efficiency-medal-1939-1952-issue-with-additional-service-miniature-p-7510.html

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