Original WWII 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class Certified. 1939 pattern, die struck, three piece, iron and nickel/silver plated 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 the re-institution date, “1939”, to the bottom arm. The swastika stands out in nice, high relief while the date is somewhat lower. The plain reverse has a solid, soldered block type hinge, a broad, tapering, vertical pin and original catch all intact. Maker marked 100 on the clip stem. for maker (Rudolf Wächtler & Lange, Mittweida). Medal is housed in it’s original Wood and pressed cardboard construction issue case with a simulated black grained leather covering a subtly rounded top lid and subtly rounded corners. The top of the case has an impressed, silvered outline of an Iron Cross to the center. The fold back top lid has a staggered, bar hinge to the reverse a closure button to the obverse. Both the hinge and the closure button still function OUTSTANDING example showing the expected but minor age and wear overall EXCELLENT condition. One of the classic desirable collector’s items from the third Reich in used but good condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Great Iron Cross don’t miss it! This is the best cased Iron Cross we had in a while! You wanted the best, we give you the BEST!