Original RARE CASED WWI 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Original CASED WWI 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. 1914 pattern, die struck, three piece, iron and alloy construction Pattée style cross with a single piece iron core and two piece silver alloy frame. The obverse of the cross features an embossed, central, “W” cypher for King Wilhelm II, re-institution date, “1914”, to the bottom arm and a King’s crown to the top arm. The reverse of the cross features an embossed, central, oak-leaf cluster, with the “FW” cypher for King Friedrich Wilhelm III, a King’s crown to the top arm and the original institution date, “1813”, to the bottom arm. All the emblems are in nice high relief. The ribbon suspension loop and ring are both intact. The cross comes complete with a piece of ribbed rayon ribbon. Has an original leatherette case. Wood and pressed cardboard construction issue case with a simulated black grained leather covering a subtly rounded top lid and subtly rounded corners. The top of the case has an impressed, silvered outline of an Iron Cross to the lower right. The fold back top lid has a staggered bar hinge to the reverse and closure button to the obverse. Both the hinge and the closure button still function. Interior components are in excellent condition. overall good condition with minor storage wear to the medal. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic, Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. CASED IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS MEDALS ARE VERY RARE! Most came in envelopes. Don’t Miss This! Please also see our 1939 Nazi marked versions on our web page.