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Order of the German Eagle Merit Medal with Swords in Silver Official Vienna Mint
Item #: MCJ48
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(Deutsche Verdienstmedaille des Deutsche Adlers mit Schwertern). A round silver medal, the obverse depicting the outline of the Order of the German Eagle. The reverse inscribed "Deutsche Verdienstmedaille” in block letters with crossed swords fastened to the top of the medal. On a loop for suspension from its period original ribbon featuring a horizontal pinback. Maker marked "Hauptmünzamt Wien”, with a Vienna city assay mark, and "835” for silver content. Measuring 38.15 mm in diameter and weighing 23.1 grams. In overall extremely fine condition.
The Series of the Order of the German Eagle was originally instituted by Hitler on May 1ST 1937, in varying degrees for award to foreign political dignitaries. The award was modified and other "degrees" were added in 1939, and again in 1943. The last version of these awards were designated "class" instead of "degree". Also in 1939 crossed swords were added to the award when it was to be issued to personnel who had displayed distinguished military merit.
Price: $500.00 USD (Sale Pending)