IRA Black and Tan Medal
Reproduction IRA Black and Tan Medal
also know as the Irish war of Independence Service Medal,
The numbers below refer to those with the comrac bar and those without the comrac bar. One can see that there were at least 10 strikings of the Black & tan medal of both types, this can be seen in slight differences in the medals themselves. There were 15,224 Black and Tan medals with the Comrac bar issued and 47,644 without the Comrac bar issued. These figures cannot be exact as there were also replacement and late awards later on, so, they have to treated as approximately.
16th June 1941 10,000
22nd October 1942 15,000