Court mounting of medals is when the medals are fixed to a backing made of buckram. The buckram is, itself, covered in the relevant medal ribbons and gives the medals a very attractive look whilst keeping them firmly fixed down which prevents damage from the medals banging against each other.
Court mounting came about during the reign of Queen Victoria because she did not like the noise made by her courtier's medal 'chinking' together. It is now the most common form of medal mounting found in the UK Armed Forces.
UNOFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS COST MORE TO MOUNT AS THE RIBBON IS DEARER. PLEASE SEE THE 'COMMEMORATIVES' BUTTON
Court Mounted Medals Both Full Size and Miniatures
Ordinary mounting of medals is where the medal ribbon(s) is/are threaded through the medal brooch and the medal(s) are allowed to hang loose from the brooch. When worn, the medals give off a distictive clinking noise as they bang together. Some people prefer the look of ordinary mounting and it is very much a case of personal choice.
Group of Five Medals Mounted Ordinary Style
If you purchase medal mounting in the online shop, please add the number of medals that require mounting in the quantity box. Postage is shown for recorded delivery. If you wish us to return the medals by special delivery, please select the Special Delivery Surcharge item in the shop page, this will automatically upgrade your postage to Special Delivery, insured and next day delivery. NOTE. Large orders of more than 6 medals may require extra postage. If so, we will notify you. Your order will not be delayed.