That is an easy one and its fake
It is a fake.
To start with, compare to the font number of a genuine one.
Its a fake I'm afraid, beware the auctions, Jon
I agree that it is a poor fake. Please note that this is not a WW2 medal but awarded pre-war at the beginning of the Nazi party control on Germany.
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It has to be from WW2 because it's number is 1945!😀
Weren't some of these reproductions also made post war by one of the companies that would have originally made them? I want to say they all had the same number, and if this was the item, the reproductions can fetch some nice prices. Seems like I recall someone telling me that.....
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