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Rare example of a 20th of July 1944 silver wound badge. Only 100 were produced, and only 48 were issued. This special series of wound badges were issued to the 24 men present in the Wolf's Lair during the assassination attempt on Hitler. Each man received two copies. These badges, produced by C.E Juncker, were each hand cast and finished. Due to the individualized production, some of the badges are marked "L/12" and others are marked "2". This item follows the design of the typical wound badge with the swastika, crossed swords, and helmet surrounded by a laurel wreath; however this badge is dated and features a facsimile of Adolf Hitler's signature. The badge has a solid flat back, block type hinge, tapered "Coke bottle" pin, and a thin "C" catch. 90 degree lie. The maker's mark and silver purity are engraved into the back of the badge. This badge has a black tarnished finish with wear or highlights in silver. Badge measures 37mm wide by 44 mm high, and weights 34.5 grams. It is built with the utmost attention to detail and exhibits excellent build quality. The badge sits in a perfectly fitted box. The interior of the box has a black velvet lining on the bottom, and a white silk lining on the top. Very good condition. Authenticity guaranteed by terms. From the military collection of Dr. J. Diggs.

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WWII GERMAN 20 JULY 1944 SILVER WOUND BADGE IN BOX

Auction ended on Sat, Aug 8, 2015
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