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Hard to tell from your image if it is gold colored or dark bronze that has been cleaned. If the latter do NOT clean it!!

Dark bronze--->

was awarded until 1906.

From 1906 on, they went to gold finished to be similar to the other Kingdoms --->

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2008/post-160-1230699190.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2008/post-160-1230699213.jpg

That's left of a M1913 XV Years for NCOs as size comparison. Most of the gold colored XXIV M1906s I've seen are marked "W.Co" on the ring for Weiss & Compagnie--

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Thanks Rick!

They look more like bronze than gold... and have been that way for the 40+ years I've had 'em. They may have been cleaned prior, by someone "looking for gold! :) Do you know when the cross was first awarded? Any other info about it, or about it's "older brother," the 40-year cross?

Gene

Hard to tell from your image if it is gold colored or dark bronze that has been cleaned. If the latter do NOT clean it!!

Dark bronze--->

was awarded until 1906.

From 1906 on, they went to gold finished to be similar to the other Kingdoms --->

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2008/post-160-1230699190.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_12_2008/post-160-1230699213.jpg

That's left of a M1913 XV Years for NCOs as size comparison. Most of the gold colored XXIV M1906s I've seen are marked "W.Co" on the ring for Weiss & Compagnie--

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