Date Instituted

13 November 1936


* Having been a member of the Mine Rescue Service for 15 years, or
* Having been injured in the line of duty, or
* Having performed outstanding service in the line of duty, or
* Non-member having performed outstanding service during a mine disaster

Number awarded


Estimated price (2009)



Photo © Knut 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)