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Wonderful finish here! 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. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver washed and lacqurered. The obverse depicts a panzer 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 semi-hollow reverse is correctly maker marked: "W" (E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, Frankfurt). It also shows the correct wraparound steel soldered sheet metal hinge, steel soldered round plate round wire catch and steel round wire pin. It measures approximately 2 3/8 inches tall by 1 5/8 inches wide. See page 514 of Philippe de Bock's "The German Panzer Assault Badge of World War II". Rare to find minty examples like this anymore, a great looking piece!
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