Sorry. This is a fake.
Yes, indeed it is. Sorry. Stewy
There are very good copies of the PAB made by Hermann Aurich.
You can compare with an original here. (Check the detail of the grass area.)
Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber, Hermann Aurich
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Although this type is a better attempt than the ball hinge Hermann Aurich, it still has many faults that aren't seen on originals. Stewy
Commonly known in collecting circles as the "Complex Grass Fake" due to the over done grass pattern. The fact that it also has a perfectly flat reverse is also another sign it's bad.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.