25 with bubbles, 29 mint, 30 without silver and 88 nearly mint.
29 and 30 very very rare to find.
25 and 88 some rarer to find
truly one of the best designed medals.
Thats true . I go with you
Very nice addition the the collection.
Very nice indeeeeed
Nice! Although I've never been a fan of the zinc version of this medal.
Source : Eastern Front MedalA plethora of different firms manufactured the award from different metals, making it challenging to categorize the variation. For discussion purposes here they will be broken downs into two categories by the metal used in manufacturing;
Type 1; Buntmetal
Type 2; Zinc
What we call here type 1 badges were made from Buntmetal (hard metal) and have stood the test of time better than their zinc counterparts. Surviving examples have generally preserved all the detail and usually preserved most of the finish as well. In fact, they are often found with their finish practically intact making for a visually powerful award. As with any antique, the condition of it also depends on outside factors (storage), and although in some cases the finish has faded off, it is always possible to see a trace of it.
You can see an example in Buntmetal in my thread here : Ostmedaille / Winterschlacht im Osten
To date, there is only evidence for zinc pieces.
There is also so in the literature.
Even as the medals were made, everything is Proved, suggests that there were these medals only in zinc.
I also do not know why your showing piece of non-ferrous metal intended to be ....
This is also a piece of zinc.
But that's just my opinion.
Everyone can think what he believes is right.
Last edited by Steinar; 10-02-2014 at 06:05 PM.