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Untitled Document A0071

HIGHEST QUALITY 11-RIVET GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD MILITARY!

GET A LOAD OF THE TON OF RIVETS! This is well marked with a simple and elegant number "21" (Gebr, Godet & Company of Berlin) on the thick pin back. It weighs a mighty 69.5 grams. It is flawless in every regard and is issued in the GOLD grade, which was for MILITARY personnel that distinguished themselves. These are always much sought after. No defects. 99% of the finish intact and minor wear from being handled for the last 60+ years. It has a graceful patina to it that is perfect in every result.

These badges came about as a result of the invasion of Russia, since that massing of German troops so monumental and huge that there were too numerous acts of bravery recorded among the Nazi invaders. The German Cross (Kriegsorden) was created on the 28TH of September in 1941 by Adolf Hitler personally as Führer and Commander of the military to publicly reward the heroism of the German Legions against the Russians. The Gold was to recognize repeated acts of bravery or stellar command that was just below the awarding of a Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. But the act had to be above what it took to get the Iron Cross 1ST Class. The detailed conditions for bestowal are recorded in the "Reichsgesetzblatt" of 2 October 1941 (Teil I, Nummer III).

The maker mark "21" is the reserved strike of the prominent Prussian mint, Gebr, Godet & Company of Berlin.

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