"There's a scratch. Someone may have used it. "
— 1996 item description.
"It's galled all around the outer edges due to frequent fitting. "
— 2002 item description.
The Gold Emblem is an event item that can be found in Resident Evil.
The gold emblem can be swapped with the bronze emblem in the dining hall to retrieve the shield key from behind a grandfather clock on the north wall.
This emblem is found in the secret passage inside the Bar. By playing "Moonlight Sonata" using the piano will reveal the entrance. If the gold emblem is retrieved, the door will close down. To escape the hidden, player must placed the emblem on the statue.