Medal Engraving

Medal engraving exampleEngraving on medals is limited to 45 characters including spaces and full stops.

Bigbury Mint uses the “Diamond Drag” method of medal engraving an example of which is shown here;

Medal engraving is carried out as per the following guidance. Should you wish us to engrave a medal differently, please let us know using the “Additional Comments” section of the medal purchase form.

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Medal Engraving for medals issued prior to January 1st 2009

Medal engraving for all medals issued prior to January 1st 2009 will be as follows (using capital letters and full stops as appropriate);

ALL MEDALS

SERVICE NUMBER | RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME | SERVICE or REGIMENT

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Medal Engraving for medals issued after January 1st 2009

For medals issued after January 1st 2009 we will engrave in accordance with the instructions from JSP761, which came into effect as a Tri-Service initiative (1).

ROYAL NAVY
RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal) | RN(2) | SERVICE NUMBER

ROYAL MARINES
RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal) | RM | SERVICE NUMBER

ARMY
RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal) | REGIMENT(3) | SERVICE NUMBER

ROYAL AIR FORCE
RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal) | RAF | SERVICE NUMBER

ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY
RANK | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal) | RFA

CIVILIAN
TITLE | INITIALS | SURNAME (Post Nominal)

USE OF ACTING RANK
The ranks held at the time of qualification for the award of the medal should be engraved on the medal. eg an Acting Captain at the time of award of a medal would have the rank of Captain engraved on the medal.

1. Chapter 12 – 12.29 – JSP761
2. By convention RAdm, VAdm and Adm do not have RN annotated after their names
3. Members of the Army General Staff (Colonels and above) are annotated STAFF.

Russian Medal Mounting

Russian Medals can be mounted in their native Style, individually or as part of a medal group at extra cost;

Soviet 40th Anniversary Russian Medal

Example of Russian Medal Mounting Style

 

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Sending Your Medals to Bigbury Mint

Bigbury Mint are extremely well practised in the care and restoration of medals.

If you are sending your medals in to be framed, mounted or cleaned please ensure they are suitably protected (bubble wrap or “Jiffy” envelope).

Please send your medals to;

Bigbury Mint Ltd
Unit 1
River Park
Ermington
Devon
PL21 9NT
United Kingdom

Please ensure you include your contact details with the medals!

We strongly recommend that your medals are sent using Royal Mail Special Delivery or International equivalent(1) as they can be tracked and traced for peace of mind. We will always return medals using a Special Delivery Service. When we receive your medals we will contact you to confirm receipt and to discuss the work you require. We will always clean medals and renew ribbons at no extra cost unless we are specifically asked not to.

Should you have any questions about sending your medals, please CONTACT US

(1) Bigbury Mint will not be responsible for any customs charges. Please ensure you complete customs forms correctly such that any charges incurred are paid by the sender.

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