Civil War West Virginia Honorable Discharge medal (WVHDM)- named. This piece, minted in 1867, has never been worn, and comes in the original box, with the intended recipients name and other pertinent information still legible, in pencil. The ribbon is in incredible shape for a ribbon of 153 years of age. Besides the usual details of the medals design, this particular one is inscribed, on the rim, to DAVID RIGGS Co G 1.NOTE: I was recently advised by a potential customer that this piece isn't "rare, " and therefore is over-priced. So, I did some research, and my conclusion is a bit different than the potential customer's. While I readily agree that, of the three types of WVHDMs minted, this one had the largest run at the mint, and is therefore, theoretically the most common, I would argue, from a numismatic standpoint, that all WV Civil War Medals are rare, in that only 26,000 were minted, and that over 150 years ago. And to find them in the condition that most available medals are today is phenomenal. Contrast these numbers with any US Government coin issued in 1867. The penny from that year - over 9 million. Finally, of all the WV Civil War medals, of any type, available on line today, there is only ONE WVHDM available. So, ultimately, it is up to the serious collector to decide. Please note that I encourage counter-offers on all my postings and will consider any reasonable offer. I no longer use the Easy Price option which automatically reduces prices periodically.
Instead, I sincerely encourage buyers to make an offer if they find my pricing too high. Note I base my pricing primarily on what buyers have paid recently for same or similar items, or on a reduction of what current postings are offering. The item "Civil War West Virginia Honorable Discharge medal named" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Medals, Pins & Ribbons". The seller is "glpo_2" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.