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kriegsverdienst medaille ( war merit medal) opinions please

Article about: Hi, I have just purchased the war merit medal and it sems to be made of brass and looks a lot shinier than other examples I have seen. I have two questions: 1. is it real? and 2. if it is re

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    Hi, I have just purchased the war merit medal and it sems to be made of brass and looks a lot shinier than other examples I have seen. I have two questions: 1. is it real? and 2. if it is real, does it being made of brass, make it more desireable amongst the collector community?
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    Looks to me like a good early Tombak version (Tombak being a brass alloy) worth slightly more than a zinc one but still common .Cheers Paul

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    nice tombak one.

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    I know these are common, but I think they get overlooked, especially ones like this very nice toning and character

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    thanks to everbody who responded, I only paid 15, so it looks like I got a bargain

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