German Medals & Awards

//German Medals & Awards

WWII Iron CrossesWorld War 2 German medals, awards and badges are some of the most detailed and ornate of any in military history. The level of detail, consistency and quality demanded of WW2 Nazi Germany was unmatched for the time. Some of the most popular and well known German medals include the Iron Cross First Class, Iron Cross Second Class (aka. EKI, or EKII), War Merit Badge, Wound Badge, and the General Assault and Infantry Assault Badges. For decades after the war, Nazi Medals were some of the most collectible of WWII relics. For that reason, there were a great deal of fakes produced, making collecting authentic medals very challenging. If you would like help determining whether or not your WW2 medal is authentic, simply submit hi-res digital photos of the front and back of each medal via our Free Appraisal form.

  • Gold Wound Badge (30 - Hauptmunzamt of Vienna) with Case

Gold Wound Badge (30 – Hauptmunzamt of Vienna) with Case

Price: $385.00
Here’s a nice Gold Grade Wound Badge in zinc. As with many zinc based badges, this one no longer shows any of the original gold wash, with the exception of the pin on the reverse. Since the pin is not zinc, the gold wash remains.

  • Black Wound Badge with Case

Black Wound Badge with Case

Price: $165.00
This is an exceptionally nice Black Wound Badge, and comes in its original presentation box. With the exception of some very minor rust spots at the hinge and the hook clasp, the black paint coverage is nearly 100%!

Bronze Anti-Partisan Badge (APB) with 2 Cut-outs (Rare Variant)

Price: $3,250.00
This is a Bronze Type-4 Anti-partisan badge by C.E. Juncker with rare cut-outs for this type (typically seen without the oblong cut-outs beneath the snake’s heads), and a previously unknown “thin” version (more on this below).

Gold Anti-Partisan Badge (APB) with 2 Cut-outs (Rare Variant)

Price: $5,250.00
This is a very scarce Gold Type-4 Anti-partisan badge by C.E. Juncker with rare cut-outs for this type (typically seen without the oblong cut-outs beneath the snake’s heads), and a previously unknown “thin” version (more on this below).

  • Panzer Assault (Tank) Badge in Silver for 25 Engagements

Panzer Assault (Tank) Badge in Silver for 25 Engagements

Price: $1,950.00
These are some of the most attractive of all the German WW2 medals in our opinion. The Silver Grade Panzer Assault Badge (also referred to as a “Tank Badge”) for 25 engagements. Typically these are found with most (if not all) of the silver wash gone to time. Not in this case!

  • Life Saving Table Medal (”Für Rettung Aus Gefahr”)

Life Saving Table Medal (”Für Rettung Aus Gefahr”)

Price: $450.00
Here’s a really rare find, a civilian Life Saving Honour Medal, which was awarded for rescuing individuals at the risk of one’s own life while outside of any employment capacity.

  • Silver Wound Badge (92 - Josef Ruckert & Sohn) with Case

Silver Wound Badge Maker Number “92” (Josef Ruckert & Sohn) with Case

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An absolutely stunning example of a Silver Grade Wound Badge here by maker number “92”, Josef Ruckert & Sohn. This wound badge has managed to retain all of it’s original silver wash, which is somewhat rare since many of these badges were constructed using a zinc base metal...

  • knights cross of the war merit cross deschler

Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross with Case by Deschler

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Here’s a real beautiful (and extremely rare) find, a Deschler Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross with the original issue case and ribbon. The condition of this example is absolutely stunning! These crosses simply don’t come around often, and when they do they’re rarely in this nice a condition. The silvering throughout this cross is about 95%...

German Cross in Gold — C. F. Zimmerman 20

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This one is a real beauty! A German Cross in Gold by maker C. F. Zimmerman (“20”), with correct flaws and well preserved in every detail. On the front, the deep charcoal colored 8-point “sunburst” overlay shows hints of the original gold wash to the most prominent rays...

  • Vaulted Imperial 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with Clamshell Screw Back

Vaulted Imperial 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with Clamshell Screw Back

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This is one of the nicer Imperial 1st Class Iron Crosses we’ve come across in a long time in terms of condition and type. We typically see these in the flat pin-back type, so it is a real treat to have one of these with a nice rounded vault and in the clamshell “sunburst” screwback version...

Iron Cross First Class – Klein & Quenzer (65)

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Iron Cross 1st class, EKI (Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse mit Etui) by Klein & Quenzer (65). Though unmarked, this German WW2 EKI bears all of the hallmarks of the K&Q maker, and is a stunning example retaining 90% of its black finish, with a nice patina around the edges and absolutely no rust or corrosion. The reverse shows average age patina, with hinge, pin and clasp functioning perfectly.

  • Cased Iron Cross First Class by Zimmermann (“20”)

Cased Iron Cross First Class by Zimmermann (“20”)

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Here’s one right out of the woodwork. Completely uncleaned and untouched, this Cased Iron Cross 1st Class award still has dust on the surface from the years of storage! The cross is in beautiful condition, with much of the original silver wash remaining on front and back sides. The black paint over the magnetic core is 100%, with no visible chips.

Cased Iron Cross First Class – Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56)

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Iron Cross 1st class, EKI (Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse mit Etui) by Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56). A very nice, minty example with a shiny frame that has only slightly colored. The magnetic black core retains 100% of its finish, with absolutely no discoloration or signs of rust. The reverse shows splotches of discoloration, but only adds to the beauty of this piece. There is a solid metal hinge and a “C” shaped flat metal catch to go along with a coke bottle shaped pin that functions smoothly. It is stamped in relief on the outside with the LDO code of the manufacturer, Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56). Examples just don’t get better than this one.

Iron Cross Second Class – Gustav Brehmer (13)

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Iron Cross 2nd Class, EKII (Eisernes Kreuz). 1939 pattern, Gustav Brehmer (13) die struck, three piece construction. The typical front-facing side features an embossed, high relief swastika with the "1939" date below it. The reverse shows the date, "1813".

Iron Cross Second Class – Klein & Quenzer (65)

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Iron Cross Second Class EKII, 1939 (Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse) with “65” stamped into the ring, which signifies the maker, “Klein & Quenzer”. This Iron Cross may look a little rough, but a cross like this tells a story all its own. As any collector knows, to clean or restore a piece such as this one would destroy its history and value. Aside from some modest petina, and very slight surface color, the overall black finish is still about 95% on both sides, with the trademark “veins” running through random sections. A very nice cross indeed!

Iron Cross First Class – Wilhelm Deumer (L/11)

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Iron Cross 1st class, EKI (Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse mit Etui) by Wilhelm Deumer (L/11 maker mark). A fine cross indeed, retaining about 97% of its black finish, with only a very small chip to note, and only modest tarnishing. On the reverse, the coke bottle pin is standard for this maker, and the clasp is strong and firm, with the Wilhelm Deumer L/11 mark stamped clearly beneath it.

  • Silver Wound Badge from L/13 (Paul Meybauer Berlin)

Silver Wound Badge from L/13 (Paul Meybauer Berlin)

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Here we have a Silver Wound badge by a seldom seen maker, “Paul Meybauer Berlin” (L/13). This badge was acquired along with an Iron Cross 1st Class (cased) that we both discovered by the veterans son after his father’s passing.

Knights Cross with Ribbon & Case — Juncker 800 L/12

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Here’s one for the serious WW2 investor folks, the ever desirable Juncker 800 L/12 Knights Cross, with ribbon and case -- all original to the piece! The Juncker made Knights Cross is considered the most desirable of the Knights Crosses primarily due to the fact their factory was destroyed late in the war by allied bombing. What this means is, since any unissued crosses (as well as the dies) would have been destroyed in the bombing...

Anti-Partisan Badge in Silver by C.E. Juncker

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This is a late war type-1 Anti-partisan badge by C.E. Juncker. Made of zinc, the plating is long gone, but the detail and quality of this badge is still very much in tact. Zinc tends to lose its plating over time, which is completely normal and expected.

Rare Cholm 1942 Campaign Shield

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Here’s a real nice 100% original Cholm 1942 Shield with a very rare 2-pin configuration on the reverse. This is the short “M” version, which refers to the depth of the “V” portion of the letter “M” in the word “CHOLM”. There were two manufacturers of this award, each with a few unique design variations, the most notable being to the letter “M”.