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.
WW1 British War medal miniature
1914 Star miniature, short ribbon
SADF GSM miniature
John Chard Medal miniature
Southern Africa medal miniature
De Wet Medal miniature, with 150mm new ribbon
Malawi Meritorious Service Medal miniature
WW1 British Victory Medal miniature
Ciskei Defence Medal miniature
Miniature WW2 Defence and War medals, mounted on original pin
Rhodesian General Service Medal miniature
1935 Jubilee miniature
Rhodesian Police Long Service miniature
1937 Coronation medal miniature, original ribbon, mounted as worn
Pro Patria miniature, 150mm new ribbon
Permanent Forces Long Service miniature
Kings South Africa Medal miniature
Queens South Africa Medal miniature ( no bar)
Queen Alexandra's Military Nursing Service cape medal miniature. A ...