Iron Cross 1939 EK2 By Meybauer Schinkel Varient

An original Iron Cross EK2 1939 by Meybauer Schinkel, three part contruction with crisp silver frame and original black matt paint finish with nice patina with original long ribbon. The supension ring is unmarked by attributed to Paul Maybauer, Berlin with the distintive ‘1’ and ‘3’ on the date stamp front and reverse. The iron cross has no damage or repair in mint condition.


Product ID: 10973


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The German Iron Cross 1939 EK2 (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) is a former military Prussian decoration, awarded for bravery and later restored by Adolf Hitler in 1939.

The Iron Cross of World War II was graded into three main categories the Iron Cross 2nd Class (EKII), Iron Cross 1st Class (EK1), and the Knights Cross which replaced the Prussian Pour le Mérite or “Blue Max” as Hitler did not approve of much of the old Prussian order award only to officers.

The Prussian Iron Cross 1914 with black and white ribbon, was replaced with the red, white and black colours adopted by The National Socialist German Workers’ Party. with a Swastika added in the centre with 1939 beneath.


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