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Help: Ostmedaille - wanna know if its fake or not

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    Default Help: Ostmedaille - wanna know if its fake or not

    hi, i would like to have your opinion about this WW2 german medal. i know it was for german soldiers who survived to the first russian winter and it seems to be made in zinc, but don`t know if its fake or not. what`s your opinion? greetings

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    This one looks just fine to me. It's a very common medal and not heavily faked. This one appears to be ground dug.

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    Hello as mentioned looks fine also most likely ground dug quite common unless it is very cheap I would try and fine one in much better condition

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    thanks , condition it`s not important for me, what i care from a piece for my collection if it is genuine or not. do you think is there any posibility of cleaning it?

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    looks good
    to clean: water with soap, dry it and apply vaseline.
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    Leave it as is. Attempting to clean it will make it look more messed up than the way it looks now.

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    Quote by meyle77 View Post
    looks good
    to clean: water with soap, dry it and apply vaseline.
    Thank you, i had in my mind any kind of acid. but your advice its better.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    Leave it as is. Attempting to clean it will make it look more messed up than the way it looks now.
    do you know what? you are right. i won`t clean it, its looks more interesting like its now. thank you .greetings

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    Don't clean it, you will never be able to restore it to what it was. Enjoy it for what it is. These are inexpensive and common medals, if you want one in better condition you can find one easily.

    And take acid completely out of your mind.
    Last edited by Adrian; 07-13-2013 at 10:23 AM.

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    I agree, leave it as is ! Ostmedals in this condition are scarcer than minty ones

    Nick
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