Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge in Silver (Leistungabzeichen der Hitler Jugend)-This badge, produced in white metal, was awarded to 17-year olds in the Hitler Youth. This particular example has a silver finish that remains 50% intact overall. It consists of a swastika encircled by the wording “Für Leistungen im der HJ” (“For Proficiency in the Hitler Youth”) in a sham runic script, superimposed over a large runic ‘T’. The reverse has a vertical pin, as well as an RZM stamp and the manufacturer code M1/34 for Larl Wurster of Markneukirchen. It is stamped with the number 57769 indicating that it was issued. This number would have been recorded in the boy’s information booklet. The badge is 1 7/8” in overall length, a good example overall!