Original WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class With Swords Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German War Merit Cross 1st Class With Swords 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 swords, indicating bravery, emanated upwards between the arms of the cross. 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 would have a small, soldered, barrel type hinge, a broad, vertical tapered pin that is no longer intact (priced accordingly) and catch that is intact. The reverse of the pin is well marked with embossed manufacturer’s numerical code, “3”, indicating manufacture by .Wilhelm Deumer of Lüdenscheid Good example, Good condition some loss to the silver finish and the pin is gone. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic Third Reich awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran 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. Inexpensive example!