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 #45422C Mother’s Cross Document
The printed document has the embossed political seal of the party and additionally it has the facsimile of Hitler and also Meissner. The document overall is in nice condition and would go very well to be displayed next to a Mother’s Cross medal.
Excellent Plus. $175.00
MOTHERSCROSS #45466C Cased 1st Class Gold Mother’s Cross
The case of this Mother’s Cross is a dark blue leatherette still in nice condition throughout with the gold image embossed on the lid. The corners are still in nice condition throughout this box. The inside lid is padded white stain and it is maker marked at the bottom being “Alois Rattanmaier” from Swabia. The lower inside box is split in half to accommodate the medal and its ribbon. It is a tan felt color.
The medal still has good enamel throughout with no chips. It does show a little usage on the surfaces but nothing affecting the finish. The cross has sunburst in the center in gold and then in the middle is a round medallion featuring a white field with black immobile swastika. The reverse of the medal the usual date of 16 december 1938 and the facsimile Hitler signature. The medal is equipped with its original long style ribbon which is still firmly in the original fold.
A nice example here.
Mint Minus. $225.00
MOTHERSCROSS #45416C Cased 1st Class Mother’s Cross
The case for this mother’s cross is in a blue leatherette having an gold image of the award on the top. The case shows a little bit of normal wear but the corners are still intact throughout. The inside lid is covered in padded silk and at the bottom has the black printed name of the producer “Klamt u. Sohne / Gablonce”. The bottom portion of the case is separated in the center area so that the medal and the ribbon can be portioned accordingly.
The medal is in perfect condition throughout having fine enamel to the legs. 100% of the gilt remains throughout the sunburst in the medal and the center area wit the description of the award written around it.
The medal comes with its original long style ribbon.
A nice example here.
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.