Original 1939 pattern, die struck, alloy construction, solid backed badge with a silver wash. The silver badge is higher award than the black. The badge was instituted in three classes, of black, silver and gold with the class bestowed reflecting the number or severity of the wounds received. The badge is in the form of an embossed, vertically oval, laurel leaf wreath encompassing an embossed profile of a M35 pattern helmet with a high relief, canted, swastika to the center, superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base field. Complete pin and catch assembly (broken clasp) Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a war trophy. Maker marked “65”. This one has the clasp broken so it is priced accordingly otherwise in good condition with minor storage wear to the medal. An honest untouched U.S. Veteran bring back German medal. 110% guaranteed to be authentic. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Very limited supply. Please see our other versions of wound badges on our web site.