Date Instituted

15 March 1934


Participation in the Putch attempt of Nov 9, 1923, or
Special merits (after May 1938)

Number awarded

3.800 (1.500 for the putch)
At least two women (Sister Pia of Munich (born Elenore Baur) and Katharina Grünewald)

Award Documents

Karl Helmschrott


Holders of the Blood Order and the Knight's Cross

Estimated price (2009)

€ 3.500

SS-Hauptsturmführer Alois Martin Schwarzhuber
(Courtesy of A.T. Schwarzhuber)

Alfred Greim
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)


Also known as Ehrenzeichen vom 9. November 1923

Normally the ribbon was worn in the button hole, not the medal itself, but three approved ways of wearing the medal existed.

Photo courtesy of Relics of the Reich & Reinhard S.

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Political & Civil awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)