PHILIPPINES. Japanese Occupation. Silver Homma Medal, ND (1942). By: C. Zamora. PCGS Genuine--Mount Removed, AU Details Gold Shield.Honeycutt-310; Basso-150; Czahor-SB(6) Obverse/SA(2) Reverse. Type I, plain edge. Variety with blades of grass leaning both left and right between soldiers leg and pole, palm frond sequence: 14-5-8-11-7, star touches 14th band of first tree. Struck to commemorate the fall of Bataan and Corregidor by General Masaharu Homma, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Armed Forces. Obverse: Japanese soldier in combat gear facing away at center, gazing at the hills of Bataan and island of Corregidor in background; Reverse: Two palm trees, stars in middle, Japanese characters throughout field. The Japanese characters are a poem to pay tribute to soldiers who died in combat and credits General Masaharu Homma in writing. Minor nicks and abrasions noted for accuracy. Though missing the suspension loop as is common for this issue. Another high grade example far nicer than normally encountered and as such should be considered VERY RARE in this state of preservation. Well struck with good definition of the fine details displaying light grey tone with patches of darker tone on the obverse. A very popular type in high grade worthy of a premium bid.Read more about this item in our Coin of the Week blog post, here.Estimate: $900 - $1,200.Provenance: From the Pasig River Collection.Click here for certification details from PCGS.