WW1 Victory Medals

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International award

As well as the United Kingdom, a significant number of allied and associated countries involved in the conflict against the Austro-German alliance issued a Victory Medal.

The proposition of such common award was first made by French marshal Ferdinand Foch who was supreme commander of the allied force during first world war. Each medal in bronze has the same diameter (36 mm) and ribbon (double rainbow) but with a national design representing a winged victory except for Japan and Siam where the concept of a winged victory was not culturally relevant.

Source[1]
Country Designer Manufacturer Number issued Got Players Card? Got Medal?
Belgium Paul Du Bois (1859-1938) ----- 300 000 - 350 000 #45 Want.png
Brazil Jorge Soubre (1890-1934)
  • Casa da Moeda do Brasil|Casa da Moeda - Rio de Janeiro
approximately 2 500 Yes Got.png
Cuba Charles Charles
  • Etablissements Chobillon
6 000 - 7 000 Yes Want.png
Czechoslovakia Otakar Španiel (1881-1955)
  • Kremnice Mint
approximately 89 500 Yes Want.png
France Pierre-Alexandre Morlon (1878 - 1951)
  • Monnaie de Paris
approximately 2 000 000 #50 Want.png
France[2] Charles Charles
  • Etablissements Chobillon
----- ----- Want.png
France[2]
  • M. Pautot
  • Louis Octave Mattei
----- ----- ----- Want.png
United Kingdom[3] William McMillan (1887–1977)
  • Woolwich Arsenal
  • Wright & Son
6 334 522 plus #24 Want.png
Greece Henry-Eugène Nocq (1868-1944)
  • V. Canale
approximately 200 000 #77 Want.png
Italy Gaetano Orsolini (1884-1954)
  • Sacchini-Milano
  • S.Johnson-Milano
  • F.M.Lorioli & Castelli-Milano
approximately 2 000 000 #60 Want.png
Japan[4] Shoukichi Hata
  • Osaka Mint
approximately 700 000 #86 Want.png
Poland[5] .... Vlaitov
  • Mint Kremnica
----- Yes Want.png
Portugal João Da Silva (1880-1960)
  • Da Costa
approximately 100 000 Yes Want.png
Romania .... Kristesko ----- approximately 300 000 #67 Want.png
Siam (Thailand) Itthithepsan Kritakara (1890-1935) ----- approximately 1 500 Yes Want.png
South Africa[6] William McMillan (1887–1977)
  • Woolwich Arsenal
approximately 75 000 Yes Want.png
United States James Earle Fraser (1876-1953)
  • Arts Metal Works Inc.
  • S.G.Adams Stamp & Stationary Co.
  • Jos. Mayer Inc.
approximately 2 500 000 #37 Want.png
Got 1
Ordered 0
Total medals: 17

Notes

  1. The interallied victory medals of World War I by Alexander J. Laslo, Dorado Publishing, Albuquerque. 1986 Edition.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Unofficial type.
  3. Awarded not only to British combatants but as well to those from the dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and those from the Empire of India.
  4. On the obverse the winged figure of Victory was replaced by a warrior holding a spear.
  5. For reasons still not known, Poland did not proceed with the manufacture of the medal at their mint. The medal shows a clearly visible “MK” (Mint Kremnica). The medal may possibly be an unofficial strike by a veterans’ group.
  6. The text on the reverse is in English and Dutch.