Juncker Coastal Artillery Badge in Tombak

Condition: Excellent

Maker: Juncker

Material: Brass (Tombak)


Product Description: This extremely nice Juncker Coastal Artillery Badge is a rare gem. It’s an early example, made of a brass alloy (Tombak), and it just oozes quality. It shows only extremely slight age and wear, and is in excellent condition. The front of this gorgeous Kriegsmarine badge still retains much of the original lacquer coat! The wreath is beautiful and highly detailed, and the central emblem with gun emplacement retains nearly all of the original finish. The reverse of this Juncker Coastal Artillery Badge is extremely well marked, with the name of the designer, Otto Placzec of Berlin, as well as the manufacturer, “C. E. Juncker – Berlin.” The flat reverse has the correct die flaw on the lower part, and retains most of the original finish, with some scratching in one place, and normal wear to the pin. The hardware setup on this badge features a “coke bottle” shaped pin, a block hinge and round wire catch, and is entirely intact, functional, and fee of repair. This variant is among the very most desirable Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery badges, and this example is among the nicest offered anywhere at the moment.




Historical Description: The Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Badge (Kriegsabzeichen für die Marineartillerie) was instituted on June 24, 1941, by Kriegsmarine leader Grossadmiral Erich Raeder. The purpose of the badge was to recognize the successes of the Kriegsmarine coastal artillery and anti-aircraft units, and it was authorized to be awarded to entire units as well as individual soldiers. The design of the badge, which was created by Otto Placzek, featured a coastal artillery gun, with the sea behind, surrounded by a wreath and surmounted by the German national eagle and swastika emblem. The award criteria for this badge were complex and in part based on a points system. Various achievements, such as being part of a crew to shoot down a plane, successfully deploying searchlights, or successfully using radar, were assigned values of between 0.5 and 2 points, with 8 points being needed to earn the badge. The badge could also be rewarded for exceptional personal achievements in combat, or for leadership, and it could also be awarded posthumously. Starting in 1943, the award could also be earned by Kriegsmarine gun crews who destroyed enemy tanks or ships.



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