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The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, or in English, the "Cross of Honour of the German Mother", often referred to colloquially as the Mutterehrenkreuz (Mother’s Cross of Honour) or simply Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross), was a state decoration and civil order of merit conferred by the government of the German Reich to honour a “Reichsdeutsche” (Imperial German) mother for exceptional merit to the German nation.

Eligibility was later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers. The decoration was conferred from between 1939 until 1945 in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold, to females who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent.



MOTHERSCROSS #42832 Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother's Cross has a fine finish and retains good detailing. The enamel is all intact.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The small original ribbon accompanies this cross.

A solid example here.

Excellent Plus. $95.00

MOTHERSCROSS #42834 Gold Mother's Cross

This Mother's Cross is a fine example, with all of the original gilded finish intact. You only received a gold cross after having five or more children; those ladies deserved a medal!

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original long ribbon accompanies this cross.

Near Mint. $225.00

MOTHERSCROSS #42833 Silver Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This silver Mother's Cross is in nice condition throughout, having 100% of the original silvering intact. The enamel remains in perfect condition as well

The reverse of the medal is engraved "16.Dezember 1938”, complete with the usual facsimile Adolf Hitler signature.

The original long ribbon accompanies the cross.

Near Mint. $150.00

MOTHERSCROSS #42679 Silver Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Silver Mother's Cross remains in perfect condition, with totally intact enamel on the legs.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original ribbon is present and in good condition.

A good example here.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

MOTHERSCROSS #42678 Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother's Cross remains in fine condition, with perfect enamel on the legs.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original long style ribbon accompanies this cross.

A good, basic award here.

Excellent Plus. $85.00

This Mother's Cross has excellent gilding throughout, and the enamel remains in perfect condition.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal has the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original ribbon is still with this cross, in good condition.

A very fine example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $195.00

MOTHERSCROSS #41138C Bronze Mother's Cross

This Bronze Mother’s Cross has a fine patina across its surfaces. The blue and white enamel on the legs of the cross is reasonably good condition, with only a minor chip on the lower leg.

The cross has the sunburst in the center area and then has the medallion which reads “The German Mother” around the rim. Inside is a white enamel field with black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal is also nicely patinated having the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

A sound example of the type here.

Good Plus. $50.00

MOTHERSCROSS #41137C Mother's Cross Lapel Ribbon

This brooch was meant to be worn on the lapel. It is essentially a miniature Mother's Cross, faithfully reproduced right down to the colored enamel. There is a very small chip on the left leg of the cross. The tiny cross is suspended from a bow fashioned from the same blue and white striped ribbon used to suspend the standard sized award.

The reverse of the cross is also the same as the standard counterpart, having the date of inception, “16 Dezember 1938”, and a facsimile Hitler signature.

The original pin is present, attached to the rear of the bow.

An interesting Mother's Cross variant here.

Excellent. $65.00

MOTHERSCROSS #40207 Miniature Bronze Mother's Cross

This is the miniature version of the Bronze Mother's Cross that would have been worn on the breast. The enamel on this cross is in good condition.

The reverse of the cross has the same dating and Hitler facsimile signature as the larger standard version.

There is no ribbon or backing with this miniature.

Excellent. $50.00

MOTHERSCROSS #40104C Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother's Cross is nicely toned throughout.

The blue and white enamel on the cross are in good condition except for a small missing piece at the tip of the arm.

The reverse of the medal is engraved "16.Dezember 1938”, complete with the usual facsimile Adolf Hitler signature.

The ribbon is in the standard white grosgrain type, with blue center and edge stripes.

A decent Mother's Cross here.

Good. $65.00

MOTHERSCROSS #32967 Silver Mother’s Cross with Ribbon

This Silver Mother’s Cross has a little oxidation to the silvered areas but they are still all there. The enamel to all of the legs remains in perfect condition.

There is an applied medallion in the center also having an oxidized border. The white enamel field and black mobile swastika are in perfect condition.

The reverse of the medal has good silvering and is stamped with the inception date, “16 Dezember 1938” and is complete with the Hitler signature. There is a short blue and white striped ribbon attached.

Excellent. $95.00

MOTHERSCROSS #31408 Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother’s Cross has very fine blue and white enamel to the legs and the bronze sunburst and center round medallion have a nice patination to their surfaces. The center field has perfect white enamel as does the black immobile swastika.

The reverse of the medal is engraved "16.Dezember 1938”, complete with the usual facsimile Adolf Hitler signature.

This particular cross comes with a very long, blue and white striped ribbon. A nice cross here!

Excellent Plus. $75.00