Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Waterloo Medal

It was the first medal issued by the British government to all soldiers who had fought in a battle, regardless of their rank. Now half a million Battle of Waterloo campaign medals are to be issued on a first-come, first-served basis to mark this year’s 200th anniversary of Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon. The replicas have been funded by the London Mint Office and are limited to one per household. The first 37,500 are individually numbered, representing the number of soldiers to whom the medal was originally issued.