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Is this an authentic EKII?

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PrussianGarde

I just bought an iron cross 2nd class for 50 usd and it comes with an original ribbon and a certificate of authenticity. What do you guys think?

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John P. Moore

It looks a little too minty to me. Compare to this one I bought from an antique dealer in Germany 40 years ago. I'd also say that you paid too much!

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IanA

I'd agree that it looks fresh out of the box.

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PrussianGarde

Well this guy had 3 for sale and this was the best looking one. He said that it’s been in his family kept safe in a small box since the 1920’s. The guy is from Germany and this was what he said.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear PrussianGarde,

If you have already paid the fifty bucks (peanuts in this game), the question is academic.

Generally, I would advise to wait until you see such an item that it obviously genuine - like the EKII group shown by John P. Moore, for example, which crop up frequently. Look for such items and turn a deaf ear to such stories such as 'kept in a box' (even if it is true!). And where is that 'certificate of authenticity'?47318-800x800.jpg.7956da5140e71325982ab0aff5c0f6cf.jpg

As I have already advised elsewhere, loose EKIIs are more likely to be Fakes, than are those sewn into mounted groups, of which I attach another example.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

Edited by Kimberley John Lindsay

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PrussianGarde

ok thank you. Does the marking make any difference. I know that it is probably easy to forge them but once I receive the item I will update you on specifics

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AOK4

I think it looks okay. I think it's a KO marked piece. Fakes usually don't have a clear maker's mark.

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PrussianGarde

Yes. I know for sure that it says KO.

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