A Group of Pattern and Specimen Waterloo Medals

Date of Auction: 18th July 2018

Sold for £160

Estimate: £200 - £300

Waterloo 1815, bronzed copper pattern, 35mm, as for the adopted design, edge plain, extremely fine and rare £200-300


It was originally intended that this settled design be struck in bronzed copper for award to officers and men alike, but prior to completion the Prince Regent directed that the medals were to be produced in fine silver. For further details see The Waterloo Medal 1815: Nearly a Bronze Issue and Other Waterloo Related Numismatics, by John Hayward, O.M.R.S. Journal, June 2013.