This is an extremely fine Second World War U.S. Purple Heart Medal Set in its black leatherette presentation case that is in excellent condition. The planchet is with perfect fire-gilt bust of George Washington on the purple background. The Washington coat of arms above the bust is separately applied. All gilt finish on the heart remains bright and crisp. It is suspended from the original ribbon which is strong and with vibrant color. The ribbon is without stains, fraying or other damage. It is suspended from a correct WWII type slot broach that is complete with functional pin and roller locking catch assemblies. The black leatherette case is embossed in gold leaf with the title “PURPLE HEART” in two lines. The interior of the case contains the pinback ribbon bar and enameled lapel pin.