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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 #43190 Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon

This Bronze Mother's Cross is in excellent condition and retains good detailing. The enamel is all intact and the piece is nicely patinated.

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 blue and white striped ribbon accompanies this cross.

A nice example here.

Excellent Plus. $95.00

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 #42680 Gold Mother's Cross with Ribbon

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 #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