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We see this common medal on ribbon bar threads, but I thought I'd start its own thread. Show your singles...

This silver one is signed K Schwenzer under the neck...

Experts: Are there any other engravers besides Schwenzer? Anyone have examples of the silvered bronze or 'Kriegsmetall' variants?

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All of the pieces from 1914-18 were marked with Schwenzer.

there are private purchases pieces after 1918 without marking.

Württemberg did not use kriegsmetall (ansonit) for producing them.

they reduced the silver contenct.

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All of the pieces from 1914-18 were marked with Schwenzer.

there are private purchases pieces after 1918 without marking.

Württemberg did not use kriegsmetall (ansonit) for producing them.

they reduced the silver contenct.

Thanks for your comments!

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Here's one of mine, from silvered bronze or brass and without Schwenzer's signature. As has been pointed out, those were private purchase wearer's copies medals. All awarded ones, somewhat more than two-hundred-thousand by the way, did not only come with the signature, but also in real silver: starting with 993/000 fine, later, due to shortage, successively reduced to 800/000, 500/000 and even 250/000 "silver".

For this and even more detailed numbers and information see also Ulrich Klein's and Albert Raff's Die Württembergischen Medaillen von 1864–1933 (einschließlich der Orden und Ehrenzeichen), published Stuttgart 2010, pages 138 ff.

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The shown piece is called "Weimarer Fertigung". There are silvered & golden medals out there.

Some are thicker and some have nearly the weight of "real ones". I have a few of them.

 

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