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Prussian Kreig Verdienst medal

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    I would like to understand the difference between the Kreigs Verdienst medal and the Kreiger Verdienst medal ??
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    Are the fronts identical?
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    Yes, I beleive they are the same.
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    Bosungus, no they are not... 2 different medals, ' Kriegs Verdienst ' is the 2nd class Military honour medal and the other, ' Kriegers Verdienst ' is the Warriors medal of merit, both share the same front design and are hung on 1914 2nd class Iron Cross ribbon.
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    Thanks,

    What I am interested in is in how they differ. Is one award higher than another, or officer vs enlisted and so on. Is it a combat award.
    Is one rarer than the other?.
    Thanks

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    Bosungus, my understanding is that , the 2nd class military honour medal ' Kriegs Verdienst ', can be awarded to civilians and military, where as the Warriors medal of merit ' Kriegers Verdienst ' is military, awarded for merit in the face of the enemy. Is one judged higher than the other ? equal IMO ...in price, they are both not common place, but not rare...approx £100 from a dealer.

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    Thanks oradour for the information.

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    Bosungus, no they are not... 2 different medals, ' Kriegs Verdienst ' is the 2nd class Military honour medal and the other, ' Kriegers Verdienst ' is the Warriors medal of merit, both share the same front design and are hung on 1914 2nd class Iron Cross ribbon.
    Great information. I learned something new today
    gregM
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    Makes perfect sense, once I thought about it !
    "War Service' vs "Warriors Service", roughly.


    Thanks, oradour !!



    Regards, Steve.

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    Gentlemen, its worth mentioning here that this isnt the only Imperial medal that at first glance mirrors another medal. The Prussian Military Merit Cross, the ' Pour Le Merite ' for NCO's, a golden coloured cross, shown in photo 1 and 2 , has a twin, 'the Military Honour Cross ' 1st class, a silver coloured cross, as in photo 3 and 4. Both are identical except for colour, (and early in the war the Merit Cross was silver !)..this is because they are made from the same tooling/die. The Merit Cross is heavily faked....one such fake is to 'gild' a genuine Honour Cross and pass it off as a Merit Cross !.....however what the fakers apparantly dont know is that the Honour Cross is twice as scarce/rare as the Merit Cross ! 917 opposed to 1770 issued respectivly....what a mistaka to maka !!
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