Miniature medal collecting, while not as popular as the collecting the full size article has a number of strong points. Not least of which is that they tend to be a lot cheaper than the big ones. They are also as aesthetically pleasing to the 'type collector' (the person who wants 'one of each') as the larger version.
However, some of the earlier Victorian miniatures and the more obscure recent medals are quite rare, so there is still 'the fun of the hunt' to be enjoyed without any of the worry that you might be buying a rename or a forgery - with miniatures its a case of 'what you see is what you get' As far as I can determine, there is no work of reference given over exclusively to miniatures,
though the Medal Yearbook (Token Publishing) has attempted a valuation of British and Commonwealth miniatures.
1914 Star miniature, short ribbon
1935 Jubilee miniature
1937 Coronation medal miniature, original ribbon, mounted as worn
Ciskei Defence Medal miniature
De Wet Medal miniature, with 150mm new ribbon
John Chard Medal miniature
Kings South Africa Medal miniature
Malawi Meritorious Service Medal miniature
Permanent Forces Long Service miniature
Pro Patria miniature, 150mm new ribbon
Queen Alexandra's Military Nursing Service cape medal miniature. A ...
Queens South Africa Medal miniature ( no bar)
Rhodesian General Service Medal miniature
Rhodesian Police Long Service miniature
SADF GSM miniature
Southern Africa medal miniature
WW1 British Victory Medal miniature
WW1 British War medal miniature
Miniature WW2 Defence and War medals, mounted on original pin