Remembrance Day 2016

With Remembrance Day soon approaching, we would like to take some time to reflect on how we have been able to help honour the efforts of our veterans through the Ivan Greenham Medal Department at Forest City Coins.  Since 1969, the Ivan Greenham Medal Department has served veterans from countless cities across all of Canada as well as many American & British Veterans from abroad.  Through mounting, repairing, and miniatures of medals, we have the experience to help preserve these important memories, like in this showcase below:

16x12x18 inch display case, showcasing miniatures surrounded by full size medals. (Upper left: original medals, swing mounted; Upper Right: swing mount copies; Lower Left: copies, special mounted; Lower Right: originals, court mounted.)
12×18 inch display case, showcasing miniatures surrounded by full size medals. (Upper left: original medals, swing mounted; Upper Right: swing mount copies; Lower Left: copies, special mounted; Lower Right: originals, court mounted.)

Here are further examples of our past work:

Full size swing-mounted set of 7 medals.
Full size swing-mounted set of 7 medals.
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(Top Row: Swing Mounted Miniatures. Bottom Row: Court Mounted miniatures)

Our clients come to us for a variety of reasons, which typically include:

 

1. Mounting: This term refers to putting medals together on a bar.  It allows you to proudly display your medals, either through wearing or putting in a case.

2. Miniature Medals: Sometimes, a veteran may not want to be “bogged down” with the weight of his or her large size medals.  That’s where miniatures come in.  They represent the same medals that the veteran was awarded, except they are much smaller and lighter.  Another option to consider is giving these to family members.  Sometimes, there are a number of children or even grandchildren, and obviously they cannot all get the original set of medals. Miniatures and full size-copies are ideal in this case.

3. Full-Size Copies: Again, just like miniatures, these are perfect for family members that want to have a set of their loved one’s medals.  Also, throughout a number of different scenarios, a veteran may have lost his medals over time.  In this case, he or she can buy a set of replacements and then be all set to proudly wear them again.

4. Cleaning, plating, and replacement of ribbons: Over the years, medals could become tarnished or require new ribbons. The Ivan Greenham Medal Department specializes in getting your medals looking like new, with a quick turn around at very competitive rates.

This month of November, if you are looking for a special way to celebrate a veteran in your life, give us a call and see what we can do for you.

1-519-434-3355

 

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