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IRONCROSS #43924C 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross remains in very good condition throughout. The black finish is totally intact on both sides.

The silver edges show some patination and the serrations remain crisp.

The reverse of this cross has a double barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch. The pin is marked "7".

A very nice 1st Class example here.

Excellent. $395.00

Excellent. $395.00

IRONCROSS #44039 Boxed 2nd Class Spange with Issue Ribbon

This Spange is in the original LDO box. The box is in fairly nice condition, although the corners are split. It is the standard black leatherette type, lined in brown paper.

The spange itself is nicely toned and has fine detailing throughout the eagle, wreathed swastika, and "1939" plaque. The spange is attached to the original ribbon via a pair of prongs.

A very solid example here.

Excellent Plus. $350.00

IRONCROSS #44328C Screw-back Imperial Iron Cross

This Imperial example is very choice, with bright silvering, fine serrations, and almost all of the original black finish. There is only very slight wear to the finish in a few of the high spots of the design.

On the reverse is a screw-back closure. It is a serrated, "umbrella" type that couples to a threaded pin.

A very nice, original here.

Excellent Plus/ $375.00

IRONCROSS #43847 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross has nice patination throughout the silvered edges and crisp serrations.

The black finish looks to be 100% intact throughout the body of the cross.

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

A nice, untouched example here.

Excellent Plus. $425.00

IRONCROSS #44034 Cased 1st Class Iron Cross

The case of this 1st Class Iron Cross is covered in black leatherette and remains in nice condition, with no wear spots. An image of the medal is embossed in silver on the lid.

The cross itself is in nice condition, with some patina on the silvered edges but with crisp serrations. The black finish is 100% intact.

The reverse has a barrel hinge, a tapered pin, and a catch. The pin is marked "20".

A nice 1st Class Example here.

Excellent Plus. $525.00

IRONCROSS #44036 Cased Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

The case for this Imperial example is covered in the usual black leatherette. On the right edge of the lid some of this leatherette has worn away, but the rest remains in good condition. And image of the medal is embossed on the center of the lid.

The medal itself is in fine condition, with crisp serrations, fine silvering, and about 98% of the original black finish.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch. The pin is marked "SW", the mark of the Sy & Wagner firm.

A nice Imperial example here.

Excellent. $450.00

IRONCROSS #44040 2nd Class Spange with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Spange has nice patination throughout and the eagle remains highly detailed. The eagle sits on a base marked "1939" with the edges cut at 45 degree angles.

The reverse has four folded mounting prongs.

The ribbon that accompanies this spange still has the holes in it and could be reconnected to the spange, if you so desire.

Excellent Plus. $275.00

IRONCROSS #44063C Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Spange with Ribbon

This is a rarely seen combination here being a very fine Imperial Iron Cross with the attached spange. The Iron Cross has very fine silvered edges with some patina and very crisp serrations. The blackening on both sides of the cross remains in perfect condition throughout. Attached to the loop above is the black ribbon with white lines on both sides along with the 1939 2nd Class Spange. The spange retains all of its fine silvering throughout with outstanding detail. An extremely nice example here in first class condition.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

IRONCROSS #44038 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross with Austrian Ribbon

This Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross is highly patinated and retains crisp serrations. The black finish on both sides looks to be all intact.

Attached to the loop at the top is a black and white grosgrain ribbon, folded in the Austrian style.

A fairly difficult variant to find here.

Excellet Plus. $225.00

IRONCROSS #40764C Imperial 1st Class Iron Cross

This Imperial 1st Class Iron cross is a silver example, with nice vaulting on the center area. The serrations are still in good condition. There is some wear to the black surfaces and the central "W", but nothing too bad. This wear is due to the high vaulting of the design.

The reverse of the cross has a double barrel hinge, a soldered catch, and a thing, "Coke bottle" pin. This pin is quite long, extended to the end of the cross. The lower leg of the cross is stamped "800".

A high quality Imperial example here.

Excellent. $395.00

IRONCROSS #43355C 1st Class Spange

This 1st Class Spange shows period wear but remains in good condition overall.

The 1939 plaque is the type with the ends cut at 45 degree angles. The reverse is fitted with a barrel hinge, tapered pin, and soldered catch.

A good, original example here.

Excellent $695.00

IRONCROSS #43356C 1st Class Spange

This 1st Class Spange is in nice condition throughout, with good detailing to the bird and wreathed swastika. The 1939 plaque is the type that is cut at 45 degree angles at the ends.

The reverse has a small barrel hinge and a tapered pin. The catch, however, is broken off. It could be repaired by someone with the know-how.

A decent spange here, with some condition issues.

Good. $595.00

IRONCROSS #43352C Cased Iron Cross with Dedication

The case for this Iron Cross is of fine black diamond pattern leatherette, showing only minor traces of wear to the edges. The lid is embossed with an image of the award in silver.

The cross itself is a fine example, having good serrations and fine edges. The blackening is completely intact throughout.

The reverse is fitted with a large barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin marked "G", and a soldered catch. There is also an engraved dedication which reads, "Original / Mudros / "Lemnos" 20/24 III. 1917".

Moudros is a town and a former municipality on the Aegean island of Lemnos. During the Dardanelles Campaign of the First World War, the town and its harbor were used as an Allied base. The British Empire troops used the form "Mudros". On 30 October 1918 it was the site of the signing of the Armistice of Mudros, which saw the end of hostilities between the Ottoman Empire and the Allies. Why an Imperial German Iron Cross would bear this inscription is a mystery to me.

A fine Iron Cross here, complete with a mystery!

Excellent Plus. $695.00

IRONCROSS #42902C 2nd Class Iron Cross with Ribbon

This 2nd Class Iron Cross shows quite a bit of age to the black surfaces, but the silvering remains nice around the edges and the serrations are crisp.

The original ribbon is present and in good condition, retained in the unmarked loop.

A good, basic example here.

Good Plus. $95.00

IRONCROSS 42903C 1st Class Iron Cross

This 1st Class Iron Cross shows quite a bit of age and the black finish has worn from some of the high spots. The silvered edges have patinated and the serrations are slightly worn.

The reverse of the cross is fitted with a barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch.

A decent 1st Class example here.

Good Plus. $295.00

IRONCROSS #42759 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross

This Imperial Iron Cross is an extremely nice strike and appears to be, to me, in nearly mint condition. The serrations are very nice and the silver edges are finely patinated.

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.

Unfortunately there is no ribbon with this piece, but that shouldn't be too difficult to remedy by the enterprising medals collector.

Excellent Plus. $110.00

IRONCROSS #40153C 2nd Class Spange

This 2nd Class Spange is in choice condition throughout, still having most of the original brightness. The detailing to the eagle and wreathed swastika. Below the bird is a plaque marked "1939". The plaque has angled corners.

The reverse retains all four original mounting prongs and is marked "L/11".

A very nice 2nd Class Spange here.

Near Mint. $325.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 unmarked. The ribbon is still very well intact, but does contain an unfortunate rust-like stain on the reverse. Overall though, a very nice genuine 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 #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