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What kind of metal are Purple Hearts(Military medals) made

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What kind of metal are Purple Hearts(Military medals) made of?

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The modern Purple Heart is of 4-piece construction. The main base of the medal is a heart-shaped metal planchet of bronze gilt. The device of the bust of ***** ***** is also bronze gilt. The purple part is a plastic insert (was enamel on medals up until the Second World War, during which time there was a transitional period when both enamel and plastic hearts were being awarded), and there is a small soft-soldered enamelled shield and wreath at the top of the heart.

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