Original WWII German Iron Cross 1st Class Maker Marked Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German Iron Cross 1st Class Maker Marked Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The first class medal was for award to personnel who performed three to five acts of bravery in combat, and had already been awarded the Iron Cross second class. 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. The number “20” is stamped into the arm indicating maker Zimmermann . Captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. In good condition an outstanding maker marked example. 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.