A Minty "Flat-Back" Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber by Alois Rettenmaier of Scwablsch-Gmund. The Panzer Assault Badge was awarded to those who had either; taken part in three armored assaults in three different days, had been wounded in the course of an assault or who had earned a bravery decoration in the course of an assault. The silver class was presented to tank commanders, gunners or radio operators who went into battle in armored vehicles. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver washed. The oval shaped obverse depicts a tank, above a grass field, which is beneath a national closed winged eagle clutching a mobile swastika in its talons and is all surrounded by an oval oak leaf wreath that is tied together at the bottom. The reverse shows the correct distinctive line pattern we see on most of these. A soldered on steel oval plate round wire catch, soldered on steel sheet metal hinge and steel round wire pin. The silver wash to the obverse is stunning! Nice details. It measures approximately 2 7/16 inches tall by 1 11/16 inches wide. A beauty!
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