Gold Wound Badge By Hauptmünzamt With Case

An early WW2 German Gold Wound Badge (Deutsches Verwundetenabzeichen Gold) constructed in a gilded tombac, with a beautiful patina. The reverse is marked 30 on the reverse which is attributed to Hauptmünzamt, Wien, complete with a vertical wide pin and soldered catch, which is a classic characteristic for this maker. The badge measures; 36.32 mm (w) x 43.75 mm (h); weighing 34.3 grams, and comes complete with the original presentation case. The exterior of the case is covered in black leatherette which is marked on the reverse “Hauptmünzamt, Wien III” with a press stud release catch. The inter of the case in lined with rayon and biege felt. The award has no damage or repairs in very good good condition.





Product ID: 12569


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Gold Wound Badge

The German Wound Badge (Verwundetenabzeichen)1939 was a military decoration that was first instituted on the 3rd March 1918 during World War I. Between the world wars, the Wound Badge was awarded to members of the German armed forces who fought during the Spanish Civil War, 1938-39 that received combat-related injuries.  During 1939 – 1945 the Wounded Badge was adopted by Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe, and the SS including civilians who received wounds from Allied Bombings or hostile action.

The Wound Badge was awarded in three grades black, silver, and gold.  The black wounded badge 3rd Class was awarded to individuals who were wounded 1 – 2 times, Silver 2nd Class 3 – 4 times, and the Gold Wound Badge 1st Class was sometimes awarded posthumously or for Injuries, or more sustained through hostilities.

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