Original WWII German Iron Cross First Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. 1939 pattern, die struck, three piece, iron and alloy construction Pattée style cross with a single piece iron core and a two piece alloy frame. The obverse of the award features an embossed, central, canted, swastika with re-institution date, “1939”, to the bottom arm. The swastika is in nice high relief while the date is somewhat lower. The plain reverse of the award has a solid, soldered hinge, a broad, thick, tapered, vertical, pin and catch all intact. Maker marked number L/56 maker Funcke & Brüninghaus . The cross comes housed in a 70mm square, 22mm thick, wood and pressed cardboard construction issue case with a simulated, grained, black leather covering. The case is a scarce “LDO” marked version. The lid of the case has become detached from the box. One of the great classic combat awards of Germany. First class version is about 10x more rare than the 2nd class version (a higher award). Good condition used example showing some of the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Don’t miss this one! A very nice Iron Cross! Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.