An extremely rare example of the Nicaraguan Medal of Distinction. This medal was the second highest of four decorations that were awarded by the government of Nicaragua to US Navy and Marine Corps personnel for service in that country in the late 1920s and early 1930s. These decorations were presented in very limited numbers and rarely come on the market. I have seen a several examples of the Medal for Merit offered for sale over the years but have never seen any of the other decorations offered in a public sale. The Medal of Distinction offered here is marked 14k (as shown in the photo) but does not have any other marking, so the actual maker is unknown. The silk ribbon is authentic and correct for the medal but due to its age it cant be fitted to the medal ring without splitting. The two documents shown are ones that I copied from USMC correspondence files in the US National Archives in Washington and have not been previously published. Terms of sale: This medal is unconditionally guaranteed as original. The item “Nicaragua Medal of Distinction 14k gold issued to USMC Marine Corps” is in sale since Friday, November 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “uswv1898″ and is located in Santa Monica, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Brunei darussalam, Iceland, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Uruguay.
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