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A Deutsches Kreuz in Gold by “20” - Fritz Zimmermann of Stuttgart. The Gold German Cross was awarded to military personnel to recognize repeated acts (6-8) of bravery or exceptional command in combat. It is constructed out of a die struck, five piece construction, made of a; light cupal base, white aluminum core, gold gilded tombak wreath, and contains red and black enamel work. The obverse features a large centrally placed raised black enamel mobile swastika, on a smooth white/silver aluminum base, which is then surrounded by a gold gilded tombak laurel leaf and ribbon wreath that is marked “1941” to the bottom and lies on a red enamel base. This is all then on a two piece backend and silvered eight point sunburst pattern backing. The full back reverse correctly shows; four rivets, a soldered on oval plate c-shaped catch, soldered on oval plate sheet metal hinge, and a solid tapered flatwire pin. Underneath the pin it is PKZ marked: “20”. There is age fading to the aluminum core and high points. The enamel shows the odd surface scratch. Beautiful detail throughout. It measures approximately 2 1/2 inches wide and tall. The German Cross is known by collectors today to be one of, if not the most, stunning and desirable award to have in their collection! Why not let today be the day for you to get one?!
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