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Offline mitresh

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Pakistan: Independence Medal, 1947
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:06:40 AM »
Pakistan, Independence Medal, 1947, Cupro-nickel, 34g, 32mm, inscribed 3632744 SEP NUR ALAM 14 PUNJAB R.

Circular cupro-nickel medal with scroll and bar suspension;
 
Obv: The crowned cipher of King George VI and circumscribed ‘GEORGIVS VI D.G. BR. OMN. REX.’ (George VI, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain);

Rev: The flag of Pakistan centrally, inscribed and dated ‘1366’ in Urdu above, the date ’14 August 1947’ below in Urdu letters and numerals, all within a laurel wreath;

The medal was instituted in 1948 to mark the emergence of the State of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. This medal is inscribed in the name of "Sepoy (equivalent to a Private) Nur Alam of the 14th Punjab Regiment", attributed at the rim of the medal.
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Re: Pakistan: Independence Medal, 1947
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 11:22:03 AM »
Dear Mitresh,

The Medal is OK, but the Ribbon is not correct for this medal. The ribbon should have a white band in the center.

For more information, see this site:

http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=265

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Re: Pakistan: Independence Medal, 1947
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 04:39:57 AM »
From collectors point of view, PIMs are always appealing.. Mainly because this one is the only common medal which is named.
Even though this medal is common, but those awarded to EBR (East Bengal regiment) are fairly uncommon and much sought after. The same goes with constabulary (police) PIMs to East Pakistan policemen.

Its easy to distinguish the ones given to EBR as its mentioned in the medal. But not every police medal has the district of the policemen mentioned. This makes the East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) police medals rarest of all PIMs which has Decca or Rangpur mentioned on the medal.