Golden Party Badge, Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP, 24mm Size, by Deschler, Numbered “63872”. This example has great enamel and the pin is fully functional and is in great collectible condition. I have not done any research on the number.
The Golden Party Badge (Goldenes Parteiabzeichen) was authorized by Adolf Hitler in October of 1933. It was a special award be given to all Nazi Party members who had, as of 9 November 1933, registered numbers from 1 to 100,000 and unbroken Party membership. Other Golden Party Badges (with the initials ‘A.H.’ stamped on the reverse) were awarded at the discretion of Hitler to certain members of the party who merited special treatment. An identical badge was awarded each year on 30 January to persons who had shown outstanding service to the Nazi Party or State. Only 20,487 men and 1,795 women were actually approved for and awarded the badge (outside of the ones Hitler awarded at his discretion). These came in two sizes, 30.5 mm diameter and 24 mm diameter and were made by Deschler of Munich and Fuess of Munich. (9194bfa) LH7112