The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue

World Coins - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue
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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue

The order set is in the excellent vintage condition except the small loss of red enamel on the cross' legend between words THE and EMPRE.
The case is in very good condition

History
George V instituted the Order of the British Empire 100 years ago in June 1917. A military division of the order was introduced in December 1918.

RANKS
G.B.E – Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire, this is the top rank in the order. They’re extremely rare and are given out for exceptional service. The holder uses the title of Sir (male) or Dame (female).

K.B.E– Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, this is the 2nd from highest rank in the order and is awarded usually for long and respected service in an individual’s field. The holder typically will use the title of ‘Sir’ if male in front of their first name and ‘Dame’ if female.

C.B.E – Commander of the Order of the British Empire, is the mid-rank of the order and is generally awarded for outstanding work in an individual’s respective field.

O.B.E – Officer of the Order of the British Empire, is the second rank of the order and is the one that those who have performed very worthy service are admitted to.

M.B.E – Member of the Order of the British Empire, is the first rank of the order and is the one, which most are admitted to.
World Coins - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue
World Coins - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue
World Coins - The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire K.B.E. Knight Commander (Military Division) in Gerrard and Co case of issue
Price SKU: kbe
US$ 1,849.99
  • € 1,636.44
  • £ 1,446.12
  • AUD 2,546.95
  • CHF 1,859.81
  • CAD 2,446.31

Rates for: 11/16/18

Ships from: United States