Original WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Nice quality, nickel/silver plated, die struck alloy award is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by an oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The background field of the obverse centerpiece is smooth while the arms of the cross have a pebbled background field with raised, smooth, outer edges. The plain, reverse has a small, soldered, barrel type hinge, a broad, vertical tapered pin and catch all intact. The reverse of the pin is well marked with embossed manufacturer’s numerical code, “4”, indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid. Outstanding example, Excellent condition some very slight loss to the silver finish otherwise in Excellent condition. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic Third Reich combat awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran of the 3rd Division (pictured with shoulder patch) as a trophy of war. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Outstanding nice example!