Iron Cross with ribbon
From my research if you have an Iron Cross with a ribbon on it that is a Second Class award. The Iron Cross with a pin is a First Class award.
The First Class Iron Cross can be flat or vaulted. Mine is vaulted.
The paperwork is great to have.
Does your Iron Cross have a number or Hallmark on the reverse?
With your paperwork is the name of the recipient of this award listed?
I wish I knew the name of the German Aviator that wore this Iron Cross.
641st. Aero Squadron