Real gold version.
Made of solid gold, with an oakleaf hallmark (denoting 14 carat gold) above the top arm of the cross. This style of hallmark was in use from 1906 to 1953.
The maker's name, ‘Kon Begeer Voorschoten’ is stamped on the reverse.
It is identical in size, although slighltly thinner, than the gilded version.
These medals were mainly made for private purchase by those awarded the silver gilt cross, although a small number may have been awarded to early recipients by NBVLO before 1940.