Nothing wrong other than a bit of wear - it's a good one.
It may have been rubbed from hanging
beside a first war EK II.........
HAHA great news! Thanks. I've been having bad luck with reproductions. :/
These are still very plentiful, and also comparatively inexpensive,
so no real need to fake them - It's likely to have happened
though, with everything else being copied these days.
This type of cross was my first war medal purchase.
$12 - ages ago in the mid 1970's.........
HAHA So with inflation maybe $30 now. I'll take what I can get.
Usually around $20 - $25 with ribbon.........
These are interesting to collect in their own right, as there are
three types and many different makers. Probably the most
common German award.
As Steve says, a good cross, no need to worry about it being a reproduction. There were many makers of these awards so a variation in numbers and minor details is inevitable.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....
Very nice, I am a late comer to collecting these crosses as I have only recently discovered just how attractive they are !
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem