WWII Japanese Award - Personal Valor - This is a WWII Japanese medal. Issued to soldiers
who performed courageous acts in the face of battle.
Of metal construction. Silver color. The front of the
medal bears the image of three soldiers advancing towards an obstacle while carrying a bangalore explosive.
The bottom of the medal has Japanese characters that read "To 3 brave fighting soldiers".
The back of the award is plain.
There is no suspension system. It does not appear that one ever existed.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII medals.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out specific points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese medal worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the WWII gear is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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Many WWII Japanese medals are currently
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
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.