Federal Republic of Germany: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Ribbon: Red with gold-edged black edge stripes.

Instituted: 7 September 1951.

Awarded: For achievements contributing to the peaceful rise of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Grand Cross Special Class: Badge
Sonderstufe des Großkreuzes des Verdienstordens
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Grand Cross Special Class: Star
Sonderstufe des Großkreuzes des Verdienstordens
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Grand Cross First Class Special Design: Badge
Großkreuz des Verdienstordens in besonderer Ausführung
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Grand Cross First Class Special Design: Star
Großkreuz des Verdienstordens in besonderer Ausführung
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Grand Cross First Class: Badge
Großkreuz des Verdienstordens
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Grand Cross First Class: Star
Großkreuz des Verdienstordens
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Grand Cross Second Class: Badge
Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern und Schulterband des Verdienstordens
Grand Cross Class 2: Badge, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Cross Second Class: Star
Großes Verdienstkreuz mit Stern und Schulterband des Verdienstordens
Grand Cross Class 2: Star, Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Grand Merit Cross with Star: Badge
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens mit Stern
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Grand Merit Cross with Star: Star
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens mit Stern
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Grand Merit Cross
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens
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Grand Merit Cross (female)
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens
Introduced in 1954.
Grand Merit Cross (Female), Obverse Sorry - no picture of reverse
Merit Cross First Class
Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens
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Merit Cross
Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens
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Merit Cross (female)
Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens
Introduced in 1979.
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Merit Cross for 50 Years' Service
Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens für Arbeitsjubilare
Awarded 1957-1966
Merit Cross for 50 Years' Service, Obverse Merit Cross for 50 Years' Service, Reverse
Merit Medal
Verdienstmedaille des Verdienstordens
Merit Medal (Male), Obverse Merit Medal (Male), Reverse
Merit Medal (female)
Verdienstmedaille des Verdienstordens
This variant was seen briefly between 2000 and 2004.
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