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 #44797C Gold Mother's Cross with Ribbon
This mother's cross is in absolute perfect condition with beautiful enamel throughout and the gilt parts are as bright as the day they were made. The center features a white enamel with a black immobile swastika.
The reverse has the usual 16 December 1936 with a Hitler facsimile signature. Attached to the top loop is the blue and white striped ribbon which is in the long neck length.
A fine example here.
MOTHERSCROSS #40207 Miniature Bronze Mother's Cross
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.