This is a simply superb patriotic regimental pin for a very elite Prussian regiment. This regiment is unique among Prussian regiments, because it had a special, one-of-a-kind designation. While various types of infantry regiments existed within the Prussian Army (Füsilier, Grenadier, Fuß, and Infanterie), they primarily fell into Garde or non Garde status. It was the only Prussian infantry regiment that carried “Leib” or “Life” status. Three Prussian Husaren-Regiments (one Leib-Garde-Regiment and two Leib-Regiments) and one Prussian Küraßier-Regiment, carried “Leib” status. Saxony, Baden, and Hesse-Darmstadt had infantry and/or cavalry Leib-Regiments. The unusual Prussian infantry regiment of which we speak is Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr 8. The regiment was raised in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1809. It was garrisoned at Frankfurt a. O., and assigned to the III. ArmeeKorps. The pin itself is of the highest quality. It measures 1 1/2″ x 3/4.” Its central theme is a shield bearing König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s regimental cypher. I believe the shield is made of GOLD. Flanking the shield are some wonderful oak leaves (just branches, not a full wreath). Also atop the shield is a handsomely-crafted Hohenzollern Crown. It is very full with a high-relief effect. In turn, an elegant, horizontal, oval-shaped wreath surrounds the crown, shield, and oak leaves. An attractive pin is featured on its reverse. This is a magnificent piece from one of the most elite Prussian infantry regiments. When you have it in your hands, you will marvel at the quality of its design and construction.