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IRONCROSS #39871 Cased 1st Class Iron Cross

The case of this 1st Class Iron Cross is in nice condition, having only one small rub on the right front corner. It is otherwise perfect, constructed of black leatherette with an embossed image of the Iron Cross on the top. It has a magnetic push-in button.

The interior lid is lined in white satin, while the lower area is done in beige with a slot to accommodate the medal.

The medal itself is nicely patinated and has perfect black surfaces. The edges are in nice, crisp condition, with good serrations. The reverse has a barrel hinge, a flat “Coke bottle” pin, and a soldered catch.

A very nice, unmarked example here.

Near Mint. $450.00

IRONCROSS #39725 Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross is in nice condition throughout, having 100% of the original black surfaces. The silvered edges have a nice patination and the serrations are still mostly crisp.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge, a straight, flat pin, and a soldered catch. This cross is unmarked.

A good Imperial example here.

Excellent Plus. $375.00

IRONCROSS #39827 2nd Class Iron Cross with Extra Long Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross is in nice condition, still having fairly bright silvering on the edges. The black surfaces are completely intact and the serrations remain crisp.

The loop is not marked on this cross. It comes with a fine looking ribbon that is easily twice as long as those we normally see.

A very fine looking 2nd Class Iron Cross, complete with an unusual ribbon.

Excellent Plus. $150.00

IRONCROSS #39826 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross is in nice condition throughout, showing quite a bit of patination.

The black surfaces of the cross are still in good shape on both sides and the edge serrations remain very crisp.

The loop of this cross is not marked. There is a good ribbon attached to this example, in the standard colors.

A nice 2nd Class example here.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

IRONCROSS #39828 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Iron Cross is in good condition, with bright silvered edges. The black surfaces on this cross are totally intact, and the serrations remains crisp.

The loop is unmarked. This cross is complete with a fine, standard ribbon.

A very nice 2nd Class example here.

Excellent Plus. $135.00

IRONCROSS #39740C 1st Class Iron Cross with “Round 3” Date

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in outstanding condition throughout, with bright, silvered edges, crisp serrations, and 100% blackened surfaces. The swastika on this cross is highly vaulted and the “1939” date has the variant numeral “3” that is much more round than the usual. This variant is very collectible.

The reverse of the cross is unmarked, with a good barrel hinge and a flat, “Coke bottle” style pin, and a soldered catch.

A very desirable and rarely seen variant 1st Class Iron Cross here.

Excellent Plus. $1,350.00

IRONCROSS #39733C 1st Class Iron Cross Spange

This 1st Class Iron Cross Spange is in nice condition, with good, bright silvering throughout.

It is the style with a 45 degree angles borders on the “1939” date marking, and an open-winged Party eagle clutching a swastika.

On the reverse of the spange is a barrel hinge, a flat pin marked “20”, and a catch with a soldered base.

A fine, original spange here.

Excellent Plus. $500.00

IRONCROSS #39790C 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows quite a bit of age. The original blackening is still present on the interiors of the legs, but the raised swastika and date show some minor rust. Overall, though, it is not too bad; the serrations are fairly crisp and the edges are in good condition.

The reverse of the cross has a barrel hinge, a “Coke bottle” pin, and a soldered catch.

A reasonably priced example here.

Excellent. $225.00

IRONCROSS #39616C 1st Class Spange

This 1st Class Spange is patinated and shows age, but retains fine detailing throughout the open-winged eagle, large wreath, and raised swastika. The bird rests over a plaque with with curved edges. This plaque reads “1939”.

The edges indicate that it is the first design, the so-called “scalloped edge” type. It appears to be constructed of silvered Tombac.

The reverse is unmarked, with a tapered pin, barrel hinge, and soldered baseless catch.

A good, original example here.

Excellent Plus. $850.00

IRONCROSS #39348 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows some age and period wear. The outer legs still have good silvering although they are quite patinated.

The black surfaces of the cross show wear, mostly around the centers of the legs and on the raised center swastika.

The reverse of this cross has a barrel hinge and a tapered flat pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal and is the type without a pedestal. It is marked “20”, indicating the Zimmermann firm.

A good looking Iron Cross here, with some good period character.

Excellent. $375.00

IRONCROSS #39110C Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is in nice condition throughout; the black surfaces show mild residue but no damage. The serrations and silver borders on the legs are in perfect condition.

This Iron Cross is complete with the original extra-long black and white striped grosgrain ribbon.

A nice 2nd Class example here, complete with a fine original ribbon.

Near Mint. $110.00

IRONCROSS #39111C Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is a real beauty, having the seldom seen blued finish instead of the usual painted type. The bluing is completely intact and shows very little age.

There is a Prussian helmet on the top leg of the cross and a date of “1914” at the bottom. The initial “W” is in the center. The reverse of the medal is marked “FW” and “1813”, with raised oak leaves in the center.

The original black and white striped ribbon accompanies this medal.

A very fine Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross here.

Near Mint. $135.00

IRONCROSS #38856 2nd Class Spange

This 2nd Class Spange has excellent silvered surfaces which are beginning to show some patination. The detailing to the eagle and wreathed swastika is outstanding. Below the wreath is a banner with the raised-out date of “1939”.

The reverse of the spange has all four of the prongs intact.

A very good looking 2nd Class Spange here.

Near Mint. $295.00

IRONCROSS #38563C 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in nice condition with some period wear. The silvering on the legs remain in good condition and the serrated areas are very slightly worn. All of the original black finish is intact on the legs, showing some age in the surfaces.

The reverse of the cross has a barrel hinge with a baseless catch. The pin is a flat, straight type, marked “20” on the inside, indicated that this cross was made by the Zimmerman firm.

A desirable example of the type here.

Excellent. $325.00

IRONCROSS #38047C 2nd Class Schinkel Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Schinkel Iron Cross is a real beauty, with good, crisp serrations and a nice finish on both sides. The Schinkel version is characterized by smaller legs than we normally see; they are similar to the dimensions of an Imperial Iron Cross.

The cross has the usual “1939” on the obverse and “1813” on the reverse. Attached to the loop is the extra long original grosgrain ribbon, in the standard red, white and black color scheme.

A difficult Iron Cross to fins here, and a key piece in an IC collection.

Near Mint. $495.00

IRONCROSS #37905 Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross is in good condition throughout, with patination spread across the silvered legs. The serrated areas on this cross show wear here and there but are still mostly crisp. This cross is nicely vaulted.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal.

Excellent. $295.00

IRONCROSS #37898 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in good condition, with fine silvering on the outer legs. The serrated areas are also fairly crisp.

The black finish on this Iron Cross is still quite good, with wear only visible on the raised swastika.

The reverse of the badge has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the medal. This medal is unmarked.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

IRONCROSS #37804 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross retains all of the original black surfaces. The silvering is very good, and the serrated areas are still crisp. The center has a fine raised swastika.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge with a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the cross.

A very nice, unmarked example of the type here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $425.00

IRONCROSS #37895 1st Class Spange with Screw-back

This 1st Class Spange shows some wear and patination on the right wing as well as the swastika. The detailing is good throughout the bird and wreath. It sits atop a plaque marked “1939”.

The screw-back is a round, fluted concave type. There are serrations for easy turning. It is marked “Deschler & Sohne”.

This is a fine original which would pair wonderfully with a tunic; this is a great opportunity to acquire a rare, authentic Spange.

Excellent. $795.00

IRONCROSS #37897 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross has good black surfaces throughout and is crisply serrated. The silver outlines show some patination.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge and a “Coke Bottle” pin. The catch is soldered directly to the cross.

A good example showing some period wear.

Excellent. $325.00

IRONCROSS #37900 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross retains all of the original black surfaces. There are, however, some age markings spread evenly throughout. The serrated areas are still crisp and the center has a fine raised swastika.

The reverse of the cross has a single barrel hinge with a tapered pin. The catch is soldered directly to the cross. The pin is marked “20”.

A good example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $425.00

IRONCROSS #37902 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross shows some usage and patination throughout, but the black surface is still excellent. The serrated areas on this cross are still mostly crisp.

The obverse features the “W” in the center, with a Prussian crown above it and a date of “1914” on the lower leg.

The reverse has the traditional oak leaf sprigs in the center. There Prussian crown atop the initials “FW”, and a date of “1813” on the bottom leg.

Attached to the loop at the top is an Imperial parade bar with ribbons for both the Iron Cross and the Hindenburg medal. The loop is marked “W1”.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

IRONCROSS #37309 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon, Lapel Ribbon, and Parade Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross has an excellent finish throughout both sides, retaining all of the black finish. The raised portions have good serrations, while the silver edges are nicely patinated.

The obverse of the medal bears a Prussian crown above a “W” with the date of “1914” at the bottom. The reverse has another crown set above “FW” with an oak leak sprig in the center, and the date f inception “1813” at the bottom leg.

Attached to the loop of the Iron Cross an old fashioned safety pin. Attached to this pin is the original ribbon for the medal, being a black lined grosgrain with white and black edges. Also enclosed is a lapel ribbon in the correct colors, as well as a parade ribbon on the reverse. In other words a complete set; this is the first time I have seen one of these all attached together.

Excellent. $125.00

IRONCROSS #27824 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is still in great condition. The black centers of the cross are still brilliant on both sides. No detraction here what so ever. All serrations on the outside of the cross are factory crisp. There is still bright patination on the cross edges. The obverse displays a 'W' in the center along with the Prussian crown above the date '1914'.

The reverse contains the oak leaf sprig and the monogram 'FW' below. At the very bottom of the cross is the date of inception for this award '1813'. This cross is unmmarked. The ribbon is still very well intact, but does contain an unfortunate rust-like stain on the reverse. Overall though, a very nice geniune Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross here.

Excellent. Plus, Plus. $125.00

IRONCROSS #36904 1st Class Iron Cross

This Iron Cross has good silvered borders with excellent serrations. The center area, however, shows a little bit of age to the surfaces of the blackening. The swastika in the center is highly raised out and very crisp, but also shows minor wear to the finish. The lower leg of the cross has the raised date of inception, “1939”.

On the reverse there is a barrel hinge with a tapered straight pin and a catch soldered directly to the medal.

Not a Mint example, but a good piece to put on a uniform that saw period action.

Excellent. $315.00

IRONCROSS #36769 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross shows much patination throughout, but the serrations are still crisp and the black field is still perfect on both sides. The obverse bears a Prussian crown over the initial, “W”, and the date, “1914”.

The reverse features a Prussian crown over the cipher, “FW”, with oak leaves in the center and a date of “1813” at the lower leg.

Attached to the loop above is the original ribbon, of lined satin with a black center and white and black stripes on each edge.

A nice medal that remains in choice condition, despite the patination.

Near Mint. $125.00

IRONCROSS #36208 2nd Class Spange

This 2nd class Spange has a gray finish as most of the silvering has gone from the surfaces. There is some silvering still visible in the recesses. The medal displays an open-winged eagle looking to the viewer’s right holding a wreath with swastika in its talons. There is a plaque at the bottom with slanted edges and the raised date, “1939”.

The reverse of the medal is maker marked, “L/11”. The two prongs at the top and the bottom are still in position where this spange was once attached to a ribbon. A good solid example here.

Excellent. $110.00

IRONCROSS #36063 Imperial Iron Cross Pin for Civilian Lapel

This Imperial Iron Cross pin is about the size of a quarter. It features a wreath of raised laurel leaves and berries surrounding an Imperial Iron Cross. The Iron Cross has a white enamel border. There are a few chips on this border enamel. The inside area is of black enamel and although it shows some usage and wear the enamel seems to still be in place. The cross features a Prussian crown at the top leg with the dates, “1914 15” on the bottom leg. In the center is the initial, “W”.

The catch on the reverse of this medal is a simple hinge, fitted out with a small straight pin. The end portion of the catch is broken off. Despite the minor issues, this pin is interesting example, the likes of which I have not seen in the past.

Excellent. $65.00

IRONCROSS #35806 Cased Imperial Iron Cross 1st Class

The case of this Iron Cross is a black leatherette. Unfortunately there is some damage to the right surface of the lid where some of the leatherette finish has peeled off. It is not much however and does not look too bad. The case itself reflects an image of the Iron Cross medal in the center. It is the type of image that has silvered outlines with a black center. The Prussian crown, “W” and the date “1914” are all embossed on the medal image.

The inside of the case is lined with a padded satin. The lower case has a very regal looking purple velvet which has a slot cut out in the center for acceptance of the medal. The medal itself is affine example having good silvered borders and crisp serrations. All of the black is in the center of the cross. There is a Prussian crown at the top with the monogram “W” in the center and the date “1914” at the lower leg. The reverse of the medal has a fine barrel style hinge with a narrow coke bottle type pin. The catch is the type without pedestal that is soldered directly to the back of the medal. The pin is marked “S-W”.

A very nice example here to show with an Imperial collection. The purple velvet exquisitely sets off this fine medal.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

IRONCROSS #29124 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial Iron Cross shows some age and patination but overall it is still in good condition. The serrations still appear crisp and all of the blackening is in the legs of the cross. The silver borders have some patination speckles which look as though there might still be some lacquer protecting the bright parts. The cross portrays a “w” in the center with a Prussian crown above it and below the date of “1914”.

On the reverse is a Prussian crown with the letters “fw” beneath with oak leaves in the center and the date of inception “1813”. Attached to the hanging ring is the original ribbon. This ribbon is of ribbed satin and it is black in the center with decorative border stripes of white and black.

A good original Iron Cross here.

Excellent. $100.00

IRONCROSS #27994 Screwback 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross is in choice condition, having fine silvering to the outer legs and good, crisp serrations. The coloring on the surfaces is all there, beginning to thin a little bit on the vaulted swastika legs, but no metal is showing. The reverse has the post with threads and the screw on device that holds it in place on the uniform. The screw device is hallmarked on the reverse, “L/17.” This is a very fine 1st Class Iron Cross in and of itself, and the screwback option serves only to make it even more desirable. A very interesting medal here.

Near Mint. $550.00

IRONCROSS #27430 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is double sided, having good silvering to the edges, and crisp serrations throughout. The obverse side depicts a Prussian Crown, over the raised-out letter “W” in the center, and below that, has the date “1914”.

On the reverse, there is a Prussian Crown with the letters “FW” raised out, over a sprig of oak leaves. At the bottom is the date “1813”, which was the date of inception. The Iron Cross has its original retaining ring, with ribbon of black center, with two lines of white and black, which go outward on the edges.

Excellent. $85.00

IRONCROSS #32234 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This 2nd Class Iron Cross shows some age and some wear throughout. The finish is worn on the high points but still appears to be good throughout the lower surfaces. The serrations are relatively crisp. The cross depicts a Prussian crown over a “w” in the center and the “1914” date below.

On the reverse is an additional Prussian crown over the initials “fw”. In the center is an oak leaf sprig over the date “1813”. There is no ribbon on this loop.

Excellent. $110.00

IRONCROSS #32599 Imperial Iron Cross 2nd Class Sans Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross is without a ribbon. It shows quite a bit of patination throughout but still is in good condition with crisp serrations. The black finish appears to be all there on the obverse and reverse. The obverse depicts a “W” in the center with a Prussian crown at the top leg and at the bottom leg is the date, “1914”.

On the reverse is a sprig of oak leaves with the initials “FW” below a Prussian crown at the top leg and at the bottom leg is the date of inception, “1813”. The ring on this example is not marked.

Excellent. $95.00

IRONCROSS #29599C Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross shows some age and a little bit of light rust on the reverse side, but the obverse side is still clean and seems to have all of the original darkening. There is the usual “W” raised out in the center with a Prussian crown at the top and the 1914 date below.

The reverse has the “FW” initials with crown and the “1813” date at the bottom, along with the oak leaves in the center. The serrations are still fairly crisp on this cross. The ribbon is the original example and it does show a little bit of age and discoloration.

Overall though a pretty nice Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross.

Excellent Plus. $110.00

IRONCROSS #32725 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Iron Cross has a fine patination throughout and all of the serrations are still crisp. The original finish is still 100% throughout the obverse and reverse. The obverse depicts a raised “W” in the center with a Prussian crown at the top and the date, “1914” at the bottom leg.

The reverse depicts a sprig of oak leaves in the center with a Prussian crown over the initials, “FW”. On the reverse is the date of inception, “1813”. There is no marking on the loop. There is no ribbon for this medal.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $110.00

IRONCROSS #32918C Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross has a nice patination throughout and is still quite crisp and in nice condition. The serrations are still excellent and the surfaces still have almost all of the original finish thinning a little on the high points. The obverse depicts the “W” in the center with a Prussian crown at the top leg and the date, “1914” at the bottom.

On the reverse there is a set of raised oak leaves with a Prussian crown over the letters, “FW”. At the bottom is the date, “1813”, the year the Iron Cross was introduced. The loop on this example is marked, “KO”. Unfortunately there is no ribbon. A nice example though if you can get a ribbon for it.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $105.00

IRONCROSS #33698 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is in choice condition throughout. The black centers are perfect on both sides and the serrations are still factory crisp. The silvered border around the legs has a fine patination. The obverse displays a “W” in the center with a Prussian crown above and the date “1914” below.

On the reverse, there is a sprig of oak leaves in the center with a Prussian crown and the monogram “FW” below. At the bottom leg is the date of inception “1813”. The ring of this example is not marked. There is a fine ribbon attached being a satin style having a black center with twin stripes of white and black on the edges. A fine example.

Near Mint. $140.00