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    I am looking for opinions on this particular medal. The patina doesn't inspire confidence and I'm looking for information on tell tales of the replicas vs. originals for the 8 year medal.
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    You are right, it is a fake medal.

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    - THE WEHRPAƟ & SOLDBUCH OF THE WH
    - THE SS TK RING
    - THE ITALIAN-GERMAN MEDAL
    - THE ANTI PARTISAN BADGE
    - THE AWARDS OF THE LW

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      #3
      Lots of things wrong with this medal but the biggest clues, for me, indicating this type of fake are in the wreath surrounding the runes and the runes themselves. The artificial aging on this example is particularly bad...

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        #4
        Originally posted by Robert J.D. View Post
        Lots of things wrong with this medal but the biggest clues, for me, indicating this type of fake are in the wreath surrounding the runes and the runes themselves. The artificial aging on this example is particularly bad...
        That was my take as well but I am always scared to discard some odd variation unbeknownst to myself. For the wreath, lack of detailing? I am waiting for my membership to renew so I can research it further. I try to use every fakes I find as an education piece for the next one that comes along.

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          #5
          The wreath is overly thick In general and the pointy edges between the leaves are too prominent, if that makes any sense.

          Robert

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            #6
            I agree it is a copy. Cliff

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              #7
              Hello everyone while on the subject of these were they always constructed of bronze or were some in fine brass?

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