War merit 1st Class with issued box. Silvered zinc variety. As is normally the case the finish is mostly worn off. This type of metal didn't hold the silvering very well and even when properly stored it tends to come off over the years. The issue box is very nice except the hinge, which is actually a leatherette tape, is seperated (but still held on by the fabric on the right half). As most collectors know, the boxes are far more scarce then the medal. The medal is hallmarked with a "3" in a box but is too small to photograph properly.