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WWII GERMAN SILVER WOUND BADGE -

This is a WWII German wound badge. Silver class. High quality construction. Of oval shape. Wreaths surround the perimeter of the badge, only interrupted by a bow placed in the bottom portion. The main body has very nice pebbling. The silhoutte of a German helmet (M-35 or M-40) is placed in the center of the badge. Two swords cross the helmet from the back.

The rear portion of the badge is flat. A vertical pin is used to secure the award to the loops of the tunic of the recipient. Some silver wound badges are marked but others are not.

The badge was issued in three classes:

  1. Black - Issued for 1 to 2 wounds
  2. Silver - Issued for 3 to 4 wounds
  3. Gold - Issued for 5 or more wounds
The black badge was issued in an envelope. The other two came in boxes. All badges had a certificate of award.

The same basic design was employed during WWI. The main difference was that the WWII version has a swastika in the helmet.





The German Wound Badge

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  9. Purchasing a WWII German Combat badge

This award is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this badge. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the badge.



If you have an interest is seeing other badges and awards of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Badges and Awards identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.







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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $150.00 $175.00 $180.00 $190.00 $200.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade A A A A A


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