WWII German Nazi Tank Destruction Badge - Gold Grade.
Constructed of gilded metal (magnetic), with very crisp details, superimposed on golden celleon (cello) tight interwoven braid, edged on the top and bottom sides by two black rayon stripes. The badge is backed by gray wool. Textbook example, in slightly worn condition; scarce and desirable badge.
Footnote: The Tank Destruction Badge was a German military decoration during the Third Reich, awarded to individuals in the Wehrmacht who had single-handedly destroyed an enemy tank or “armoured combat vehicle” using a hand-held weapon. Panzerjäger/Anti-Tank Squads were not eligible for this award. The tank destruction badge was established on March 9th, 1942, but was awarded for actions dating back to the start of Operation Barbarossa (June 22nd, 1941). The gold grade tank destruction badge was awarded for the single-handed destruction of five tanks.