Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

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Col klink
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Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by Col klink » 02 Feb 2020 03:36

I just purchased this off a new dealer. It seems to be legit however I am not 100% sure on this, help would be appreciated. The center is magnetic I do not see any distinguishable marks on the ring. The 1939 seems a little faint compared to my world war one Iron Cross.
The black on the edge of the Cross seems a little funny.
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Re: Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by von thoma » 02 Feb 2020 09:40

Original EK II, but seems to have been treated with gloss paint or varnish, spoiling it
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Re: Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by Col klink » 02 Feb 2020 14:09

von thoma wrote:
02 Feb 2020 09:40
Original EK II, but seems to have been treated with gloss paint or varnish, spoiling it
I thank you very much. I paid 90 for it hopefully I did not paid too much...

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Re: Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by Col klink » 02 Feb 2020 15:59

von thoma wrote:
02 Feb 2020 09:40
Original EK II, but seems to have been treated with gloss paint or varnish, spoiling it
The dealer also has these two that I was looking at. They are $20 more piece. Was thinking about getting the one on the left. Any advice is welcomed! I'm new to collecting...
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Re: Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by John G. » 02 Feb 2020 18:48

You over paid for the first example, definitely repainted core, replacement ribbon..... The other two look ok, can't say on the ribbons, but I wouldn't pay over $100.00 for either one.... It's not a rare medal.
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Re: Need help and authentication of 1939 Iron Cross

Post by Col klink » 02 Feb 2020 21:51

John G. wrote:
02 Feb 2020 18:48
You over paid for the first example, definitely repainted core, replacement ribbon..... The other two look ok, can't say on the ribbons, but I wouldn't pay over $100.00 for either one.... It's not a rare medal.
John G.
Thanks John.
I think I'll get the one on the left also, and try to recoup on my 1st bought one...

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