Fake Alert! 1870 Iron Cross

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1870 IRON CROSS, 2nd Class

These are coming out of Germany sold as “originality unknown,” for around $55. The crosses are artificially aged and rusted. Telltale signs are imperfections revealing that the frame and core are cast as one piece, rather than stamped in two pieces.

Frame and core are cast as one piece.

Frame and core are cast as one piece.

The fake crosses have been artificially aged to appear used and slightly rusted.

The fake crosses have been artificially aged to appear used and slightly rusted.

Frame and core are cast as one piece.

Frame and core are cast as one piece.

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