This is a beautiful World War II U.S. Navy/Marine Corps Type I Sterling Purple Heart Medal in very good condition. The planchet retains the original gilt finish and exhibits only some light toning. The Washington coat of arms is applied as a separate piece above the profile of Washington. The heart is suspended from its original ribbon which remains strong, solid and with excellent color. It is mounted on the classic split broach that is complete with its fully functional pin and roller lock catch assemblies. This is a fine-looking piece that displays beautifully.