Get a silver grade badge in excellent condition for
the price you quoted above.
This one has seen better days as said, and will be
very hard to sell later on. Gold grade badges are
quite a bit more than the other two types yes,
but wouldn't you be happier with a complete
$75 for an excellent silver? Where can I find these bargains?
Lol - they will likely be zinc-ers - but I see prices such as
these often at militaria shows. Not that hard to find.
Ok, if made by Hauptmunzamt, a silver grade '30'
may be in the $100 range - but it would be
a badge with no issues.........
I guess I could cash in some these silver ones for gold. My absolute favorite is the one in the box, where the fellow who gave it to me showed me the bullet wounds he received at the Eastern front that earned him the badge.
Sure, cash in a few of those but NOT the one from the vet!