Original WWI German Iron Cross 1st Class 1914. 1914 pattern, die struck, three piece, iron and alloy construction Pattée style cross with a single piece iron core and a two piece silver alloy frame. The obverse of the cross features an embossed, central, “W” cypher for King Wilhelm II, the re-institution date, “1914”, to the bottom arm and a King’s crown to the top arm. All three emblems are in nice high relief. Complete with original hinge, pin and catch assembly. Some paint loss (see photos) it is marked “800”. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S Veteran as a trophy of war.