Ost (AKA Eastern Front) Medals

This medal has several different names depending on what country or circle of hobbyist you talk to. Officially in German "Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten, 1941/2"
Also known as the "Frozen Meat medal". It was instituted in May 1942. All military and support personnel were eligible as long as certain requirements were met. Due to vast amount of makers known and how common the award was, it remains very popular with collectors. They are difficult to find in good condition. Those that are in above average condition and/or containing a maker mark usually sell for a premium depending on the rarity of the maker.