Here we have a very fine early WWII U. Legion of Merit in its titled case of presentation that is in excellent condition. The enamel work on the planchet is undamaged and features the deep maroon enamel border outlining the white enamel in the arms and the deep emerald green enamel in the wreath. The planchet is suspended on its original ribbon and mounted on a full wrap broach that is complete with functional pin and catch assemblies.
The broach is incised at the rear with the number 8433 which makes it a very early WWII issue. The planchet on these early wrap broach numbered pieces is made of sterling silver with gilt finish. The gilt finish on this piece is perfect.The medal is housed in its original black leatherette presentation case which is titled, LEGION OF MERIT LEGIONNAIRE in gold leaf letters. The case is in excellent condition inside and out. The ribbon bar and lapel pin are both present in the case. This is a very fine example that remains in excellent condition inside and out. LEGION OF MERIT IN CASE withWRAP BROACH & NUMBERED" is in sale since Monday, May 25, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.