Original WWI 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Medal Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Original 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. Suspension ring marked ‘WM’. The cross comes complete with a piece of ribbed rayon ribbon. In good condition with minor storage wear to the medal. Offering is for one (1) medal. An honest untouched German medal. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Very limited supply. Please also see our 1939 Nazi marked versions on our web page.