1932 Purple Hearts

April 25, 2013

I am very happy to share a few medals from my personal collection! I hope you enjoy my comparison of the 1932 Army & Navy/USMC Purple Heart Medals.

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple HeartsAVERAGE PRICE:
(In my experiences) Prices vary by condition and the recipient named on the medal.

ARMY PH boxed- $400-$700
NAVY/USMC PH boxed- $400-$1,200
ARMY PH Un-boxed-$200-$450
NAVY/USMC PH Un-boxed-$250-$550

MARKINGS: ARMY 1932 PURPLE HEART:

Type 1a (1932-1940): bronze gilt medal, enamel heart, split wrap brooch,  1 to 5 digits numbered on rim.  Awarded to the recipient by application only, therefore all Army Type I Hearts will be engraved on the reverse with the recipient's name.
-(Purplehearts.net)

Here is a World War 1 awarded 1932 Army Purple Heart Medal #48550 to Wounded Army soldier "LAWRENCE L. BENEDICT".

Casualty Lists from the Philidelphia Inquirer, Sat, Oct. 19, 1918

Returned to Duty, Previously Reported Missing In Action:
"LAWRENCE L. BENEDICT".

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

MARKINGS: NAVY/USMC 1932 PURPLE HEART:

Type I (1943-1945): sterling silver gilt, plastic heart, split wrap brooch, unnumbered.  Initial production run of 135,000 ordered by the Navy's Bureau of Personnel from the US mint.
-(Purplehearts.net)

Here is a World War 2 Posthumously awarded 1932 Navy/USMC Purple Heart Medal to USMC Private "JOHN W. LAYTON"

John Wesley Layton, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division KIA on Iwo Jima Feb. 20, 1945.

1932 Purple Hearts
1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

1932 Purple Hearts

 

FURTHER READING:
Purplehearts.net

CLINTON FOSTER
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