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Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Zweiter Klasse, opinions needed please!

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    Default Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Zweiter Klasse, opinions needed please!

    Hey guys,

    I have been offered this medal for sale. I am well aware that there are a number of fakes of this item.

    I do not believe this item to be genuine because the '6' in '1936' seems to be very blobby and the detail is lacking on the eagle.

    Am I correct in saying this?

    Thank you, Glen.
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    Quote by Glennyboy619 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I have been offered this medal for sale. I am well aware that there are a number of fakes of this item.

    I do not believe this item to be genuine because the '6' in '1936' seems to be very blobby and the detail is lacking on the eagle.

    Am I correct in saying this?

    Thank you, Glen.

    Hey Glenn,
    Check my one to compare, a few weeks ago I picked one up and Ned explained in detail to someone the things to look out for.
    I shall try to dig the post out.
    Im looking for an a case to an 1936 olympics medal and a case to entry to austria medal. pm me If you have any spare.

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    I found it and to quote what ned said on mine



    The reason the lettering is of a slightly 'untidy' appearance is that it was hand chased into the original die and not done using stamp letters or machinery. This is one of the key points to look for in an original. If the letters are in neat rows and uniform, beware! The last letter 'E' in "Verdienstvolle" is also a good tell. Note the longer middle line in the horizontal lines of the letter, that's a sign of a good 'un, fakes are all the same length.

    On the obverse, always look for the circular lines within the rings, another good sign that fakes don't possess, and how the bottom loop of the number '9' doesn't quite join the downward line, another sign of a genuine piece that the fakers have missed.

    There are other red flags like a scrawny neck with a pigeon's head on the eagle and often signs of casting flash on the rim, even if filed off, that should not be there.
    Im looking for an a case to an 1936 olympics medal and a case to entry to austria medal. pm me If you have any spare.

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    Default Re: Deutsches Olympia Ehrenzeichen Zweiter Klasse, opinions needed please!

    there's your answer.ok

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    Quote by daniel1234 View Post
    I found it and to quote what ned said on mine



    The reason the lettering is of a slightly 'untidy' appearance is that it was hand chased into the original die and not done using stamp letters or machinery. This is one of the key points to look for in an original. If the letters are in neat rows and uniform, beware! The last letter 'E' in "Verdienstvolle" is also a good tell. Note the longer middle line in the horizontal lines of the letter, that's a sign of a good 'un, fakes are all the same length.

    On the obverse, always look for the circular lines within the rings, another good sign that fakes don't possess, and how the bottom loop of the number '9' doesn't quite join the downward line, another sign of a genuine piece that the fakers have missed.

    There are other red flags like a scrawny neck with a pigeon's head on the eagle and often signs of casting flash on the rim, even if filed off, that should not be there.
    Hey Daniel,

    Thank you for your help!

    Now I think I will reconsider my earlier statement.
    My example appears to have the uneven text on the reverse.
    The 'E' in my example is also longer.
    My example also has lines within the rings.
    There is no scrawny neck or pigeon's head.
    Am I right in saying that mine is an original then?

    Thank you, Glen.

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    Quote by Glennyboy619 View Post
    Hey Daniel,

    Thank you for your help!

    Now I think I will reconsider my earlier statement.
    My example appears to have the uneven text on the reverse.
    The 'E' in my example is also longer.
    My example also has lines within the rings.
    There is no scrawny neck or pigeon's head.
    Am I right in saying that mine is an original then?

    Thank you, Glen.
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