Rare 1941 German Cross in Gold - 4-Rivet

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Vintage 1941 German Cross - 4 Rivet


LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED.  Once they are gone, we may not get any more. Sold As Is - NON-REFUNDABLE.

Vintage German Cross. There is no maker mark, it is a multi piece construction. The enamel is in decent shape. However, the pin could be cleaned. Age patina overall. Flat vertical tapered pin, and soldered wire catch. Gilding rubbed on wreath, silver wash to center also slightly rubbed - revealing the brass base, enameled swastika slightly scuffed.

The German Cross in Gold was instituted on September 28th, 1941. The German High Command saw it necessary to create an award which would bridge the gap between the Iron Cross First Class and the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Once instituted, the German Cross became Germany’s second highest military decoration, second only to the Knights Cross and its subsequent grades. The German Cross was similar to the Knights Cross in regards that the award was not based off of any previous awards in German history. It was a unique creation which also ended with the war. There were approximately 26,000 recipients of the German Cross in Gold.

Features of the Badge:

  • Condition: Previously Owned
  • Approximate Size: 2.48"
  • Not in original display box
  • Date stamped in gold wreath: 1941

NOTE: Over the years we have collected items with historical interest. The majority of our memorabilia is war related and we do not wish to offend anyone.  We do not support or condone war but believe that historical items can remind us of our history, teach us about specific moments in time and hopefully prevent us from reliving any manmade horrific times in history.  Any items we offer are intended for collectors of memorabilia and hopefully will be used for educational purposes. All of our collectables come from our own private collection via many X-service personnel and government auctions and have included Nazi party, Holocaust, Allgemeine and Waffen SS, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Kamikaze, Japanese, Australian, U.S., British items, etc. We should not forget our past but should endeavor to learn from its mistakes. It is our hope we never forget those that have died as a result of war. May god protect them

LIMITED ITEM: Limited Availability. ONCE THEY ARE GONE WE WILL NOT GET ANY MORE.  Usually available for pickup in our store in Las Vegas, or would ship ASAP. The purchaser is responsible for conforming to all applicable Country, State and Local laws.  All items with a combined total of $100.00 or any collectable items (one of a kind) will be shipped with SIGNATURE REQUIRED.   

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