1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Die cast with 6″ ribbon. A good quality reproduction Eisernes Kreuz or EK2. The 2nd class grade was the lowest of the four grades introduced in 1939. It was awarded for courage or exemplary conduct. It was not intended to be worn on the tunic unless for parades. Instead a tri coloured ribbon was worn through the 2nd button hole. Originals were made from three pieces, an expensive manufacturing process. Most reproductions (including this one) are s single stamping.