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Real or Fake Iron Cross 1st class

Postby hidalgo75 on 24 Aug 2005 19:17

I'm an new collector and am considering purchasing this WW1 iron cross 1st class. Any idea whether it's real or fake? Many thanks.
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Postby boldyman on 25 Aug 2005 16:52

In my opinion it is a good one.

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Postby hidalgo75 on 25 Aug 2005 16:58

Thanks Boldyman. What worried me was the thin clasp. Do you know if the maker's mark "KG" is a recognized one? Thanks again.
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Postby boldyman on 25 Aug 2005 21:25

The Maker Mark is KO and means Königliches Münzamt Orden.

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Postby 3.Jäger Rgt. on 27 Aug 2005 02:14

I'm not sure sure that this is a good piece. I suggest that you post the same question on the imperial medals forum of the Wehrmacht Awards website. Here is the address. http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... ay.php?f=9 There are plenty of experts on the subject on the site.

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Postby boldyman on 27 Aug 2005 17:09

Good idea! Why posting in the Axis Forum anymore and wasting time?
Let us all go to the wehrmacht-awards-forum.
Coz there are the experts.

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Postby 3.Jäger Rgt. on 27 Aug 2005 18:16

Geeeez boldyman!

Take it easy. I was just suggesting that he might get more than one opinion there. No offense intended to you.

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Postby boldyman on 27 Aug 2005 18:36

Ok Chip, Nevermind!
Here are some pics of my KO WW1 first class crosses for comparison.

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Postby boldyman on 27 Aug 2005 18:37

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Postby hidalgo75 on 30 Aug 2005 20:28

Thanks Boldyman. Do you have any general suggestions on how to spot fake EK1s? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Real or Fake Iron Cross 1st class

Postby Kroener17 on 23 Jan 2011 03:04

Are the fake WW2 iron crosses also come magnetic?
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