PABiB Stickpin

Condition: Near Mint

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Product Description: This PABiB Stickpin is an outstanding example of this scarce award type. The miniature Panzer Assault Badge is beautiful, with intricate detail that nearly equals that of its full-size counterpart. The bronze lacquered finish appears to be completely intact, with no sign of wear. The reverse of this exquisite miniature Panzer badge is unmarked, and is flat and smooth. The attachment pin is still firmly held in place with the original solder. The pin is textbook, with a knurled section in the center to help hold it in place when it would have been worn on civilian clothing. There is no indication that this handsome PABiB Stickpin was ever actually worn. It displays nicely, and remains in near mint condition.



Historical Description: The Panzer Assault Badge was instituted on December 20th, 1939.    It was awarded in the silver grade to Panzer crewman who met the combat requirements. On June 1st, 1940, following the start of the blitzkrieg against France, the bronze grade was introduced to award armoured reconnaissance, motorcycle riflemen, and panzer-grenadier units.  The requirements for both versions were the same, the soldier must have participated in three combat assaults on three separate days to be eligible.       

 The design of the Standard Panzer Assault Badge consists of an oakleaf wreath surrounding a Panzer (Tank) with the German National Eagle positioned at the top clutching a swastika.  The Standard Panzer Assault Badges can still be a common occurrence at local gun and military shows even now.  The German Army had tens of thousands of Panzer crewmen who became eligible for the award as the war progressed.  Because of the large number of soldiers who had fulfilled the requirements to wear the award, a high demand for producing of the Panzer Assault Badge was needed.  In response to this, approximately 35 manufacturers were authorized to produce the award between 1939 and 1945.  Many of these manufacturers created their own version of the badge by artistically designing their own version of the eagles, wreath’s, and tanks on the badge.  The design of one Panzer badge may not be identical to the next one encountered.  This makes the collecting of the different manufacturers and their variants its own niche in the hobby. 


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