Iron Cross 1st Class 1939 By Deschler & Sohn Round 3 Varient – Rare

An early Iron Cross 1st Class 1939 By Deschler & Sohn, round 3 varient so called as the tip of the ‘3’ on the date is rounded. Three-piece contruction with a magnetic core with nice blackened factory finish with nice patina, slightly vaulted. The reverse of Iron Cross 1st Class 1939 is unmarked but attributed to Deschler & Sohn, München, with early style Deschler hinge with flat wire catch. The round 3 iron cross varient is extremly rare and was introduced prior to the PKZ codes a great addition for any collector with no damage or repairs in good condition.

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Iron Cross 1st Class 1939

The German Iron Cross (Eisernes Kreuz) 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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