Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II

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SKU: 02.GTR.0213.201.01.000

Estimated market value:

$1600 USD

  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Obverse
  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Obverse
  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Reverse
  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Obverse
  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Reverse
  • Mine Rescue Service Decoration, Type II Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1600 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Silver
  • Inscription
    FÜR VERDIENSTE UM DAS GRUBENWEHRWESEN
  • Size
    50mm
  • Version Remarks
    31 grams Copies in silvered bronze are known to exist.

History


The Mine Rescue Service Decoration was instituted on November 16th, 1936, and it was awarded for all services in German mines, relating to fire-fighting, rescue, and salvage work. The Decoration was conferred upon members of the Mine Rescue Service who risked their lives to perform outstanding rescue work, individuals who voluntarily risked their own lives to save others, individuals who aided the organization and development of the Mine Rescue Service, and all members of the Mine Rescue Service who completed 15 years of service. If an individual was injured in the course of duty, they could receive the Medal for less than 15 years of service.

The original name of the award is Reichsgrubenwehr-Ehrenzeichen. The obverse inscription translates to, "For Merit in Mine Rescue Services."

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