The War Merit Medal (Kriegsverdienstmedaille) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to recognize outstanding service by civilians in relation to the war effort. It was instituted on 19 August 1940 and usually awarded to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas.
This is a nice original War Merit Medal. It does show some wear and age, which is visible in photos. Ribbon does not glow under UV light. Displays very well.