Gold Wound Badge By Hauptmünzamt With Presentation Case

A WW2 German Gold Wound Badge (Deutsches Verwundetenabzeichen Gold) constructed in a gilded tombac, with a beautiful patina.  The reverse is unmarked but 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 burgundy presentation case lined with burgundy felt and the lid is lined with white rayon.   The award has no damage or repairs with signs off wear in good condition.

 

 

 

 

Product ID: 9228

$625.19

Out of stock

Description

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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