WWII German Cased German Cross in Gold by Zimmermann-This is the light (cupal) version, checking in at a svelte 44 grams. There is ever so slight finish loss and toning in the silver background, while the black enameled swastika remains excellent. The gold wreath, dated 1941, has toned nicely. The “rays” over the grey background of the cross are quite stunning! All of the correct characteristics (ray and “9” flaws) of a Zimmermann-produced piece are evidenced. The "rat tail" upsweep on the pin (stamped in relief “20” underneath) is quite pronounced. The reverse, which has four rounded hollow rivets, retains 90% of the finish. The case is finished in pebbled black leatherette, which has minor wear and discoloration. There is a narrow gold stripe around the entire perimeter of the case, this has wear and is barely visible. Inside, the top lid is lined in white rayon while the compartmented lower section is lined in a black flocking material. The "hinge" of the case has separated but it still functions fine. A very desirable badge and case!