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WW2 Iron Cross 2nd Class - 'Straight 9'


Iron Cross second class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse). On 1 September 1939 Hitler reinstituted the Iron Cross (First time in 1813). The second class medal was for award to personnel who performed a single act of bravery in combat. The cross is an early so-called 'Schinkel'-type and has a three piece construction. The 'Schinkel' crosses are thinner crosses, mounted in ww1 style frames, this is one of the rarest variants out there having the so-called "straight 9". The cross is not visible maker marked and is made by an unknown manufacturer. The cross just shows some minor wear and has great detail overall, the cross does still have the neat so-called: 'Hochpolierte Kanten'. The cross comes on its original confectioned 'Austrian-styled' ribbon as found. These straight 9 type crosses are only offered for sale once every few years, this is a rare opportunity to buy an original example in outstanding condition, one of the rarest Iron Cross variants out there!!!

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