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    What does mean the code who appears in the back side of USA medals ??

    William_Blond
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    Post by William_Blond Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:07 pm

    Hello, good afternoon !

    I was wondering if you know what is the code who appears in the back side of the ribbon in USA medals.

    For example, in my medals appear codes like:

    - GI
    - G27
    - LIGI
    - PI-GI

    And also, in a medal Vietnam service appears a symbol and GI

    I was thinking, if it could be the code of the manufacturer, or if it does mean the year aprox. when the medals were done.

    Thank you !

    Cheers Wink
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    Post by 1stDivVet Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:16 pm

    It is both the maker's ID code and when it was made. I don't know the break down on what codes go with who or when tho. Like D22 might be from Meyer in say 1966 and V21 Vanguard from 1998. As I recal, the letter is the date code and the number the manufacturer. There's more info on it at the US Militaria Forum.

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    Post by William_Blond Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:48 pm

    Hi 1stDivVet !

    Thanks again, I think I'll take a look at the US Militaria Forum !

    Cheers.
    William.

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