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This is the US Army achievement medal. Instituted in 1981. The medal was awarded to members of the armed forces below the rank of colonel, who served with excellence in a noncombat situation. As long as the nature of the service rendered did not qualify for the Army commendation medal.

The design of the medal consists of the front bearing the Army seal. The back section has three lines that read "For Military Achievement". The name of the person who won the medal could be inscribed in the back. The sample feature here does not have any inscriptions.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for US Military Medals Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined areas that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my medal worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the items is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American medals and awards in the collector's market is illustrated.

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This US military medal may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other US military medals, you can do so by going to our Vietnam War Special Forces Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for the US military medals and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com . The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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