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World War II: 1939 ~ 1945
United States of America (All Branches)
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A0722
Selling Price: $335 - Postage in the U.S.A. is: $8
2 - MINT SPLIT BROOCH NAVY USN USMC TYPE I PURPLE HEART MEDAL
100% ORIGINAL, MINT, PERFECT SPLIT BROOCH AND IMMACULATE MEDAL!
This is a fine example of an original 1943 US Navy, and US Marine Corps TYPE I (1943) medal is 100% mint. It is sterling silver gilt, has a plastic heart, is the first type split wrap brooch, and is unnumbered as they should be. You tell the difference as the USN/USMC split brooches were not numbered, the Army ones were. Also the USN/USMC medals had plastic hearts, the Army were enamel on the initial split brooch medals.

There was only a production run of 135,000 medals ordered by the Navyís Bureau of Personnel from the US mint in 1943. No other Navy medals were ordered until October of 1944. Again, it is identical to the Army Type I medal, except for rim numbering being not present.



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