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Medal Mounting Service

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Medal Mounting Service

Our medal mounting service includes medal cleaning and new medal ribbon at no extra cost!*

Bigbury Mint Ltd have a team of skilled seamstresses who are fully conversant with current uniform regulations.

Military medals and commemorative medals can be mounted as a single medal or mounted as a group of medals.

There are two styles of medal mounting;

Swing Style medal mounting

Medals mounted swing style are mounted on a medal brooch bar which can then be pinned to your tunic or a pocket holder. Swing style mounting allows the medals to move or ‘swing’ when worn. We sometimes refer to this method as the “jingly jangly” as the medals will bounce off each other when worn.

Court Style medal mounting

Medals mounted court style are fixed to a rigid backing material called buckram. Court style mounting holds the medals firmly in place and prevents them ‘chinking’ together and damaging each other when worn.

Medal Mounting Frequently Asked Questions;

Q. Do you use glue to stick medals to the backing when you are court mounting?
A. No! Definitely not. We hand stitch medal ribbon to the buckram and anchor medals with invisible thread. We only ever use glue purely as a guide when over-stitching the felt backing onto the rear of a court mount set of medals. This ensures your medals will stay secure…even on wet parades!
Q. What do you use as backing material for mounting medals?
A. We use Buckram which is a very stiff fabric used to stiffen clothes. We actually double layer the buckram to ensure your court mounted medals will not sag or bend at the corners. This also ensures that the brooch pin is supported properly.

*If you do not require the medals to be cleaned, please specify this in the “Additional Comments” area of the form.

More info: Medal Mounting Guidance

16 reviews for Medal Mounting Service

  1. Colin Griffiths

    Finally decided to have my loose medals mounted and chose Bigbury. Both my full size and miniature medals were returned looking superb. There were some queries along the way but I received some excellent customer service from the staff that helped immensely. I can highly recommend this service to those considering using it.

  2. Ray Scutts

    I needed replacement medals for my Dad. I found Bigbury very helpful and the service was excellent.

  3. Pauline Lee

    After a number of years debating what to do with my fathers medals I contacted Bigbury to discuss. The staff were so helpful, outlining options an I chose display boxes instead of a wall mounted frame as we had a large and small set of medals.

    The service was quick,within the week we received a phone call the day prior to delivery, they arrived the following day by registered post and we were delighted with the result. Two beautiful blue leather boxes with velvet lining on which the medals are displayed beautifully and will be easily transportable should we need to take them to relatives. A huge thank you to the staff, we are so pleased with them.

  4. Tony McCullly

    Very pleased with service and standard of work on my order of medal ribbons bar

  5. Stewart

    Used the Bigbury Mint service to clean, ribbon and mount my Grandfather’s original WW1 medals and was delighted with the result and appreciated the help and guidance throughout the process.

  6. Paul Mather

    Very pleased with the service and the standard of work on the order of court mounting my medal.

  7. William Paul

    Brilliant company to work with. I had three RAF medals mounted, cleaned with new ribbon and I couldn’t be happier. Look superb!! Number 1 company to have any medal work carried out from.

  8. Gary Owen

    Very happy.Contacted me to confirm they had received my medal. Quick turn around. Very happy with the quality of the mounting of my medal, thank you.

  9. John Chadwick

    Dear William,
    Thank you very much for your comments, much appreciated.
    I wonder if you would give us permission to include your review on our website?
    This would be very helpful.

    Thank you very much William, and I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Best regards,

    Bigbury Mint.

  10. Geoff CROWN.

    Dear Bigbury Mint,
    I have just received my Medals from you after Court Mounting.
    I am delighted with the result. An excellent and very professional service. I will have no hesitation in recommending your products and services to my Service friends and colleagues.
    A very big thank you.
    Geoff Crown.

  11. John Chadwick

    Dear Geoff,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a comment. most appreciated.
    Best regards,
    Matthew Holland

  12. davo_2424

    I recieved my medals that had to be court mounted and they was done to a very high standard. Very pleased highly recommend to everyone. Good communication very fast turn around and at great prices. Couldnt ask for better.
    Great job and a very happy veteran.
    Best regards,
    Mark Davison

  13. John Chadwick

    Thanks very much for your comments Mark, most appreciated!

  14. Alan Griffiths

    Just received 2 WW1 medals engraved and court mounted to replace lost medals for my wife to commemorate her fathers service..Delighted with both the medals and the mounting. Excellent service.

  15. John Chadwick

    Dear Alan,
    Thank you so much for letting us know that your wife was pleased with the new medals! Thanks also for your kind words.
    Best regards
    Bigbury Mint.

  16. Pete Chambers

    Just received my grandads WW2 medals and my own medal after getting them mounted,cleaned and new ribbons fitted and I’m so pleased with the results , thanks Bigbury Mint for the excellent service

  17. sam amor

    Hi Mr Chambers,
    So glad you are pleased, I’ll pass your kind comments on to the rest of the team 🙂 Thank You for your feedback. If at all possible do you think you could leave us a google review or a facebook recommendation? We are trying top build our online presence.
    Thank You again,
    Bigbury Mint

  18. Ken Moodie

    Excellent job on my replacement medal. Very quick and a very reasonable price. Thank you.

  19. Gary Forsythe

    Just received my replacement medals engraved and court mounted. I am absolutely delighted with the results. Only the highest quality materials, specialist skills and professional standards have been employed to produce such a wonderful set of medals. Thank you so much. Highly recommended to everyone.

  20. John Chadwick

    Thanks very much Ken!

  21. John Chadwick

    Dear Gary, that’s a a lovely review, thank you very much!

  22. Peter Lawrence

    Great service and fantastic job on court mounting my great grandfather, WW1 medals. I would definitely recommend bigburymint thanks a job well done.

  23. P Bennett

    I asked for my 2 medals to be mounted court style. It was something I had planned to do for a number of years but had found reasons to put off. I think I was worried about loss mainly as I have had a couple of parcels vanish in postal transit in the past. I finally took the chance and sent them off. The company rung me up to say they had received the medal the next day which put me at ease. I received them back within a few days through registered post completely finished. One medal showed its age and looked dull and lifeless but upon return it was gleaming and matched the sheen of the second one. Have I any criticism? Well nothing is perfect. The pin at the back was very difficult to lock and took me an age to set it in the pocket holder. I am sure I will get used to it but I have to admit liking the older one that was returned with the original ribbons. The second criticism is that with the holder attached it does not fit in the storage case I had ordered to house the medals so need to remove it each time I put the medals away. It is something to bear in mind. Am I happy with what I have had done? YES, It is definitely worth 5 stars and I would recommend this company to others and I will use them again without hesitation.

    Paul B

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