German Navy Coastal Artillery Award-Unmarked example mid-war construction showing fine details. This award retains 50% of the gilt on obverse with slight wear on high spots, especially inside the wreath. Reverse is missing the majority of its finish but has a very nice tone to it. The horizontal pin, which functions perfectly, is present. Very good example and priced accordingly.
History: Badges for the Coastal Artillery (was a World War II German military decoration were awarded to the crews of Kriegsmarine land-based marine artillery and anti-aircraft units. It was presented to personnel of coastal defense (Küstenartillerie) units, and anti-aircraft units. The award was instituted on 24 June 1941 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder to reward the actions of both individuals and crew members. It was also awarded to those killed in action in said units.