For months after the German bombardment of Scarborough in 1914 the 'Scarborough Mercury' advertised commemoration medals. The advert used the following text
THE BOMBARDMENT OF SCARBOROUGH. AN ISSUE OF COMMEMORATION MEDALS
We have at considerable cost, had dies prepared by a firm of medallists of high repute in order to issue medals to keep in perpetual memory the bombardment of the town by German ships on nthe 16th December last.
The medals are of two sizes - one the size of a sixpence, and the other of a half-crown. The small size has been struck in gold, silver, bronze, and aluminium. The large size has been struck in silver, bronze and aluminium. The obverse represents the South Bay, with ships shelling the town. The reverse records the event and date of the same.
These medals will increase in value as time goes on, and in in course of years will be highly valued. We advise all to possess one or more of them.
The prices of the medal of the sixpenny size are:
SILVER 2s. 6d.
The prices of the medal of the half crown size are
BRONZE 1s. 6d.
SILVER 7s. 6d.
The medals are now on sale at the jewellers' and stationers' shops and at the 'Mercury' Office.