Chapter V
State Medals
&
Official Medals
Page 3
1971 - 1975

 

1971

 

THE KNESSET

 State Medal

1971 / 5731

Common reverse

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

XXXALLOYXXX

Ø
XMM
X

WT.
XXGR.
XX

EDGE

&

XXXXXXXXXMARKINGSXXXXXXXXX

XXXXMINTXXXX

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE

USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

86.1

15046702

5741

1981

tombac

70

140

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

 

 

12.00

86.2

15046702

5768

2008

tombac

70

140

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

     

70.00

86.3

15046590

5731

1971

tombac

59

95

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

19,856

 

10.00

86.4

15046451 

5731

1971

tombac

45

40

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

11,886

 

8.00

86.5

15046354

5732

1972

tombac

35

23

State emblem, ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

100

Presented to AINA 1972 tour participants

80.00

86.6

25046592

5731

1971

silver .916

59

115

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

Kretschmer

5,526

 

80.00

86.7

25046453

5731

1971

45

47

Kretschmer

10,210

 

55.00

86.8

25046348

5742

1982

34

22

Kretschmer

1,699

 

50.00

86.9

35046594

5735

1975

gold .9166

59

140

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), GOLD 916.6, ser. #

Kretschmer

2

1 presented to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat; 1 kept by IGCMC

---

86.10

35046594

5735

1975

35

48

Kretschmer

1

presented to Morris Bram, AINA President (offered for sale for $15,000 in 2008)

---

At the very height of the War of Independence, the people were called upon to elect 120 representatives and on 14TH February 1949 the first session of Israel's Legislature - the Knesset - was convened in temporary quarters. The cornerstone for a permanent home for the Knesset was set in 1958 on a high and rugged hill in the western part of Jerusalem, the nation's capital. The "Knesset Law 5718 (1948)" stipulated that among its major functions, the Knesset shall make laws, approve the Cabinet and scrutinize its work, and elect the President of the State.

On the obverse of the medal is an image of the Knesset building, and the inscription "the Knesset" in Hebrew and English. The design of the 70 mm and 34 mm medal differs somewhat from the others.
The reverse depicts a stylized picture of United Jerusalem, its main buildings standing out. The inscription "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

BANK OF ISRAEL

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1971 / 5731

Cat. # 87.3 - inscribed "Ya'akov Meshorer" in Hebrew on obverse

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

87.1

16026595

5731

1971

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

505

 

60.00

87.2

26026456

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), STERLING (E)

250

 

180.00

87.3

unlisted

incl.

Inscribed "Yaakov Meshorer" in Hebrew on obv.

500.00

The Bank of Israel, the central bank of the State of Israel, was established on the basis of the "Bank of Israel Law 5714", passed in the Knesset in 1954. The bank is headed by a governor appointed by the President of the State of Israel for a term of five years. He is assisted by an advisory board consisting of seven members and a governing board of 15 members, all appointed by the government. The governor also serves as economic advisor to the government. The Bank of Israel is the nation's sole issuing authority of legal tender coins and banknotes.

The obverse of the medal has around the Hebrew and English inscription "Bank of Israel" six subjects found on ancient Hebrew coins, which also appeared on Israel's circulation coins from 1960 until 1980: pomegranates (1 Lira), candelabrum (1/2 Lira and for a short period also 1 Lira), harp (25 Agorot), palm tree (10 Agorot), stylized pomegranates (5 Agorot), and a kernel of rye (1 Agora).
The reverse depicts a schematic panorama of Jerusalem, and the inscription "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

An unknown amount of silver medals has on the obverse the inscription "Ya'akov Meshorer". Ya'akov Meshorer (1935-2004) was during his life the greatest Israeli numismatist, served on the advisory committee for the design of coins and banknotes, served as Professor of numismatics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and head of the numismatic division of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and wrote 19 numismatic books. The medal with his inscription is undocumented.

 

TEL AVIV MUSEUM

Official Medal

1971 / 5731

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

88.1

16027599

5731

1971

tombac

59

 

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), NISSAN 24 5731 -19.4.71

Kretschmer

698

not numbered

20.00

88.2

5742

1982

 

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E),  NISSAN 24 5731 -19.4.71, ser. #

1,101

numbered 0699+

15.00

88.3

26027452

5731

1971

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), NISSAN 24 5731 -19.4.71, SILVER 935 (H), STERLING (E)

300

not numbered

80.00

88.4

5742

1982

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E),  NISSAN 24 5731 -19.4.71, SILVER 935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

424

numbered 0301+

75.00

Meir Dizengoff, the first mayor of Tel Aviv, assigned his private house in 1931 as a home for Tel Aviv's museum. As years went by the house on Rothschild Boulevard was no longer capable of serving the purpose for which it was assigned. In 1962 the municipality set aside a large tract of land on King Saul Boulevard and in 1971 the new building was inaugurated. It contains many exhibition halls and pavilions for display, as well as a large auditorium.

The obverse shows in the center a stylized panel, depicting the newly inaugurated museum. Above, an inscription in Hebrew "The Tel Aviv Museum", and in English below.
The stylized quote on the reverse "The work of skillful hands" is taken from a verse in Song of Songs 7:2.

 

ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1971 / 5731

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

89.1

15904594

5731

1971

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

994

 

70.00

89.2

unlisted

plain

included

 

?

The Association of Engineers and Architects was founded by a small group of engineers and architects in 1921. At its 50th Anniversary in 1971, its roster included 8,500 members. The Association maintains its membership in many international and professional associations and participates in conventions abroad.
 

On the top of the medal's obverse are the Hebrew letters aleph, aleph, aleph, yud; the initials of "Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel".
In the centre, the full name of the Union and the dates "5681-5731 1921-1971".
The reverse shows a stylized number "50" and on the left, vertically, over three lines, the name of the organization in English.

 

KEREN KAYEMETH

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF)

70TH ANNIVERSARY

 State Medal

1971 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

90.1

15045594

5732

1971

tombac

59

95

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

7,813

 

8.00

90.2

15045358

5735

1975

35

23

50

Presented to AINA 1975 tour participants

150.00

90.3

25045596

5732

1971

silver .935

59

117

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

6

Issued for use by JNF management

---

90.4

25045457

5732

1971

45

47

4,109

 

55.00

90.5

25045457

5732

1971

45

47

656

Rotated 45º

80.00

The Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet LeIsrael, or Keren Kayemet in short), the chosen instrument of the Zionist Organization for land redemption in Palestine, was founded in 1901 (5662). Its purposes were defined as follows: "To use donations by the people for the acquisition of land for the people, to enable the settler to work the land with his own means, to make Hebrew labor secure, to put an end to land speculation." By the end of 1948, the Fund had redeemed about a million dunams (100,000 hectares or 250,000 acres), mostly from absentee owners. Keren Kayemet drained the swamps, prepared the land, paved roads, planted forests on land unsuitable for cultivation. In 1960 a unified authority was established "The Israel Land Authority" to manage the national land resources. Preparing land for settlement, draining work, forestation and road construction were allocated to the "Land Development and Management", a subdivision of the JNF.

In the center of the obverse appears a bulldozer leveling a path for a road. On the rim "Jewish National Fund 5662-5732, 1901 -1971" in Hebrew and the translation in English.
The reverse depicts a stylized drawing representing reforestation works. On the rim, in Hebrew and English the quote "For the land is mine" (Leviticus 25:23).

 

1972

 

ISRAEL PORTS AUTHORITY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

91.1

16028595

5732

1972

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

1,116

 

40.00

91.2

26028597

silver .916

59

117

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E)

50

 

250.00

The rapid development of the Israeli economy and various technological advances in the field of transportation and marketing have created new challenges for the Israeli sea ports. These challenges included the necessity to adjust the rapid growth of traffic which required greater freight capacity as well as the need for faster and more efficient handling of freight. The Ports Authority is responsible for maintaining the sea ports in a manner to fit the needs or making the necessary improvements and obtaining the skill and technology required for the operations.

On the top rim of the medal's obverse is the Hebrew inscription "Israel Ports Authority". The identical inscription appears in English on the lower part of the medal, on top of a stylized rendition of sea waves. In the center, the Ports Authority emblem, an anchor between two cranes. The lower part sunk in the waves bears the words 'Thou shalt burst forth westward", loosely based on Genesis 13:14-15: "And the Lord said unto Abram ... look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward, for all the land which thou seest to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever."
The reverse shows a schematic drawing of a section of the map of Israel with the names and emblems of the ports of Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat. In the center, a point on the map marked "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

ZOA - ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA
75TH CONVENTION

Official Medal

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

92.1

16029591

5732

1972

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

2,308

 

10.00

92.2

26029593

silver .935

59

115

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E)

8

 

---

The names of many famous Jews are interwoven in the history of the Zionist Organization of America. The best known among them are the President of the Zionist Organization - Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Louis Lipski - writer and journalist, Rabbi Stephen Wise. Among the early activists of the ZOA was Judah Leib Magnes, who immigrated to Palestine, and became Chancellor-President of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1972 the Zionist Organization of America held its convention in Israel, marking 75 years since its foundation.
 

On the medal's obverse in the centre appears the English text "75th ZOA Jubilee Convention". Around the rim, a Hebrew inscription "The Zionist Organization of America, 75th Jubilee Convention - The Third Annual Convention Held in Israel, 1-8 Av 5732", continuing in English, "July 12-19, 1972, Third in Israel".
The reverse depicts on the right, within a chain link, the State emblem together with the ZOA emblem, symbolizing a link that cannot be broken. On the left, an English inscription "Presented by the Government of Israel". Between the lines of the inscription are olive branches in relief.

 

EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

93.1

15905590

5732

1972

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

2,476

 

75.00

93.2

15905451

 

45

40

5

 

---

93.3

25905592

silver .935

59

115

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

505

 

250.00

93.4

35905453

 

45

40

1,503

 

150.00

93.5

35905455

gold .9166

45

*60

ISRAEL (H+E), G916.6 (H+E)

25

*Actual weight of  a medal tested was 58.65 gr only.

4,000.00

The Exchange National Bank of Chicago was the first American Bank to open a branch in Israel. The bank was opened in Tel Aviv in 1970, after a merger it was renamed American-Israel Bank, and in 1996 was amalgamated into Bank Hapoalim. The Exchange Bank initiated since its opening several "American" innovations unknown in Israel, such as returning redeemed canceled checks to the issuing customer. This practice was later discontinued because of disinterest by Israeli customers. And the bank was more user-friendly towards English-speaking customers than traditional Israeli banks, because all its correspondence and documentation was truly bilingual. The bank was located in the Shalom Tower, the large building in the center of the picture taken in 1973, which then proudly claimed to be the tallest building in the Middle East.

The obverse of the medal depicts a portion of the U.S. flag. Below, a portion of the seven branched candelabrum, and in the center in Hebrew "Exchange National Bank of Chicago, the first American Bank in Israel 5730".
On the reverse to the left appears the bank emblem as it was printed on its checks and stationery. The rest of the space is occupied by an English duplicate of the Hebrew text on the obverse, except for the date 1970.

 

MUNICH SYNAGOGUE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

94.1

25906459

5732

1972

silver .935

45

47

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

Kretschmer

1,010

 

180.00

On 26 June 1938, some five months prior to the Kristallnacht (Crystal Night, Night of the Broken Glass), the Nazi propaganda mouthpiece Der Stürmer proclaimed: "A stain of shame disappears! Due to traffic [safety] reasons the synagogue in Munich has to be torn down." On 25 July 1972, a new synagogue was dedicated in downtown Munich. It was erected on the site of the same building torn down the by the Nazis, the Central Synagogue.

On the obverse, In the center, on a replica of an old medal minted in Germany in 1887, a view of the Central Synagogue in Munich. The inscription in German reads "Gebaut v. Albert Schmidt 1887" (built by Albert Schmidt 1887). On the rim, an inscription, in Hebrew: 'The new synagogue of the Jewish congregation of Munich" and in German "Neue Synagoge München" (New synagogue, Munich).
On the top rim of the reverse appears the quote "A burned stick snatched from the fire" (Zechariah 3:2). The center shows a view of the ruins of the old synagogue incorporated into a wall of the new one. Below, an inscription in German: "Neues Gemeindehaus" (New Community House).

 

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

95.1

16031598

5732

1972

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

250

 

150.00

95.2

26031590

 

 

silver .935

59

115

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

 

50

 

500.00

The School of Pharmacy is part of the Faculty for Medicine of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Pharmacy is a four year course at this university and its graduates are absorbed by the pharmaceutical industry and by research institutions. The medal marks the dedication of the school in August 1972.

The medal features on its obverse the school building and below "The School of Pharmacy" in Hebrew and English. On the rim is an inscription "The Hebrew University of Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.
In the center of the reverse is an engraved portion from the Dead Sea Scrolls. On the right, the Hebrew University emblem which is composed of a stylized letter "Aleph" and "Ayin" (Hebrew for H.U.). On the rim is an inscription "Wisdom hath built her house" in Hebrew and English (Proverbs (9:6). In the part separating the Hebrew from the English are five symbols of various disciplines taught at the University.

 

M/V ZIM HAIFA

ZIM CONTAINER SERVICE

Official Medal

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

96.1

16032594

5732

1972

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,722

 

35.00

96.2

26032457

silver .935

45

40

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

924

 

80.00

The introduction of container ships into Zim Maritime Services created a new trend in long distance shipping. This enabled a faster turnaround and marked another milestone in the remarkable development of the shipping concern.

The medal's obverse depicts Zim's first container vessel, m/v Zim Haifa. Above, on a stylized sea wave, appears an inscription "Zim Container Service" in Hebrew and English. On the right, above the ship, seven stars of David symbolize Zim's emblem. On the side of the ship, the inscription "Zim" in English. On the foredeck the inscription "Zim Haifa" in Hebrew and English. On the rim, to the right, the date: "5732-1 972".
In the center of the reverse appear a small ship, one of Zim's earliest, and a large modern vessel. Below, seen on the waves, the verse "And ships will come from Kittim" in Hebrew. On the rim, to the left, the source of the quotation "Numbers 24". On the rim, above, an inscription in English "Zim Israel Navigation Co.".

 

ORT

THE ORGANIZATION FOR JEWISH REHABILITATION BY TRAINING AND WORK

JERUSALEM CONVENTION

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

97.1

16034596

5732

1972

tombac

59

98

ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

3,250

not numbered

30.00

97.2

ISRAEL (H+E), WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORT JERUSALEM BOARD CONFERENCE 1972, ser. #

1,000

numbered

45.00

97.3

26034598

silver .935

59

118

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

70

not numbered

250.00

ORT (Russian initials for "The Organization for Jewish Rehabilitation by Training and Work") was founded in Russia in 1880. Following World War I ORT was active mostly in astern European countries. The World Union of ORT was established in 1921 with its seat in Geneva. Since 1949 ORT has been active in Israel as well. In October 1972 "The Women's ORT National Conference" held its meeting in Jerusalem. A special medal was issued marking the dedication of the new ORT building in Jerusalem.

On the medal's obverse is a Hebrew inscription in raised letters "ORT Jerusalem". In the center a boy is standing on a rock holding a model of a building. The model is surrounded by an English inscription "ORT School of Engineering, Jerusalem". Below the model is the name of the designer in English "Karen Worth" and the issue date "5732-1972".
The reverse depicts the ORT emblem top left. On the right section of the medal is the sun shining. From the rays emerge figures representing the subjects taught at ORT schools such as electricity, electronics, mechanics and metallurgy. From all the symbols the figure of a young man is seen leaping forward. Below is an inscription in Hebrew, "Great is a vocation". The English translation follows marking the source "Bet Hamidrash Yalink 111:127".

 

PRIME MINISTER'S MEDALS

Official Medals

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

98.1

26015354

5732

1972

silver

35

30

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

Kretschmer

100

Golda Meir, English

250.00

98.2

26074352

5732

1972

silver

35

30

IState emblem, STATE OF SRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

50

Golda Meir, French

400.00

98.3

16075356

5735

1975

bronze

35

28

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

108

Yitzhak Rabin

250.00

98.4

26075358

5735

1975

silver

35

30

IState emblem, STATE OF SRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

42

Yitzhak Rabin

450.00

98.5

16076356

5737

1977

bronze

35

28

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

?

Menachem Begin, English

250.00

98.6

26076358

5737

1977

silver

35

30

IState emblem, STATE OF SRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

?

Menachem Begin, French

250.00

The Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation had issued special medals for the Prime Ministers Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Menachem Begin. The medals were minted in limited quantities and intended to be awarded to Heads of State and other people of high distinction among the nations as a gift from the Prime Minister of Israel. Most of the medals were issued in the form of a key inside a ring - an opening at the top for a chain. Some were issued as regular medals.

The obverse shows the State emblem. Below, an inscription in English and on the Golda Meir medal, in French as well, "With Compliments". The Prime Minister's signature in English and the inscription below, "Prime Minister of Israel" in English.
On the reverse of the Golda Meir medal appears the obverse of a Crusader medal bearing a panel with a stylized form of ancient Holy Land maps. The Rabin and Begin medals depict a stylized panorama of Jerusalem.

 

THE MOSSAD

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1972 / 5732

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

135.1

unlisted

5732

1972

tombac

59

98

plain

 

 

 

 

135.2

5751

1991

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

 

 

 

 

135.3

5734

1974

silver .935

 

 

plain

 

 

 

 

The Mossad (full name in English: Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is the national intelligence agency of Israel. "Mossad" is the Hebrew word for institute or institution. The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection and covert operations. Possibly the most famous act of intelligence gathering and covert action was the search for and apprehension of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who was brought from Argentina to Israel in 1960, where he was tried and executed for his major role in the extermination of six million European Jews.

 

On the medal's obverse appears the biblical quote "For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure (Proverbs 11:14), the former motto of the Mossad, flanked by the State emblem.

The reverse depicts an olive branch. The text reads: "This people would certainly have have said 'thank you' to the undercover fighters and the people of secret and mystery, and possibly add some nice words from the heart; this people certainly would have wanted, if it would have known the address" (from 'The undercover fighters", a poem by Haim Hefer).

 

The existence of this medal was never published and documented by the IGCMC.

 

1973

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR IDF FALLEN

ISRAEL'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

99.1

16035592

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

8,410

 

60.00

On the 25th Independence Day a special medal was issued to commemorate the IDF fallen, and awarded to their relatives.

On the right of the medal's obverse appears the official 25th Independence Day logo, with the IDF emblem below. A ribbon bears the inscription "Israel Defense Forces". On the top left, an inscription "In memory of our dear ones". Below, a raised inscription "With Compliments". Again in raised letters, the Chief of Staff's signature "David Elazar" and in raised print "David Elazar, Lt. General, Chief of the General Staff".
The reverse shows a stylized panorama of Jerusalem United, and the word "Jerusalem" in Hebrew.

 

WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM IDF CHIEF OF STAFF

ISRAEL'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY EVE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

Common reverse

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

100.1

18013596

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

150

Hebrew legend on obv.

150.00

100.2

18014592

125

English legend on obv.

180.00

On the 25th Independence Day a special medal was issued in two versions and awarded by the Chief of Staff Lt. General David Elazar.

The obverse depicts the official 25th Anniversary logo, with the IDF emblem below. A ribbon bears the inscription "Israel Defense Forces". On the left, an inscription "With Compliments", either in Hebrew or English depending on the version.. Again in raised letters, the Chief of Staff's signature "David Elazar" and in raised print "David Elazar, Lt. General Chief of the General Staff", either in Hebrew or in English, depending on the version.
The reverse of both Hebrew and English versions depict a stylized panorama of Jerusalem United and the word "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

ISRAEL'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

State Medal

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

101.1

15047596

5733

1973

tombac

59

95

State emblem, ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

37,096

 

5.00

101.2

15047350

tombac

35

23

Hecht

150

Awarded to participants of AINA tour in 1973

70.00

101.3

25047459

silver .935

45

47

STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

40,938

 

55.00

101.4

55037458

platinum .999

35

31

STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), PURE PLATINUM (E), ser. #

Robins Altboro, USA

10,000

numbered 1-5000

SPOT
(1 oz.)

101.5

Gov't Mint, Jerusalem

numbered 5001=10000

During the 25 years since the State of Israel was founded, its population had increased five-fold, scores of cities were been built, hundreds of villages established on land part of which was desolate or desert; agricultural production had risen and a modern industrial complex had won export markets. During those first 25 years, national security was the major problem and Israel suffered greatly in the loss of life and property-damage during the wars. Despite its victories or the battlefield, however, the quest for peace with Arab neighbors started to bear fruit only at a later stage, when peace treaties were signed with Egypt (1979 and Jordan (1994).

The obverse of the medal features the official 25th Anniversary emblem, the Menorah with a ribbon forming the number 25.
The reverse depicts the twelve signs of the Zodiac seen on the mosaic of a 6th century synagogue floor discovered in Beit Alpha.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

102.1

15907592

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,000

 

50.00

102.2

25907594

silver .935

59

115

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

50

 

350.00

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery held its Congress in Jerusalem in 1973. The medal, issued to mark the occasion, was awarded to the participants by the Israel Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons".

The obverse features a stylized globe and the inscription in English "International society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery". On the rim, the English inscription "Presented by the Israeli Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons". Space was left for inserting a name.
Reverse
In the center of the reverse is a section of the Old City wall of Jerusalem. In the background, the Dome of the Rock, a church spire and the cornucopia of a synagogue. Around the rim the inscription reads: "Second Congress, Jerusalem, Sivan 5733". The English translation has the date "June 1973".

 

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF JEWISH LAWYERS AND JURISTS

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

103.1

15908598

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

987

 

50.00

The Second International Congress of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists took place in Jerusalem in 1973. The Congress dealt with the legal problems confronting Israel during its 25 years of independence, and with the legal aspects of the Jewish struggle in countries of oppression.

In the center of the obverse is a Hebrew inscription over six lines: "The Second International Congress of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists". Below, on the left, the emblem of the Israel Bar Association (from a stylized shield - the scales of Justice forming the Hebrew letter "Ayin"). Emerging from the shield, a ribbon bearing the inscription: "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English. Below, the date "19-23.8.1973". Around the rim, the inscription in English "The Second International Congress of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists".
On the reverse appears a stylized figure "25", and in the background stylized views of sights and places in Jerusalem. Around the bottom rim, in Hebrew and English "25th Anniversary of the State of Israel".

 

MAARIV DAILY NEWSPAPER

25TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

104.1

15909358

5733

1973

tombac

38

30

ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

797

 

80.00

104.2

25909350

silver .935

35

30

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

750

 

50.00

104.3

35909352

gold .9166

35

30

ISRAEL (H+E), GOLD 916.6, ser. #

Gov't. Mint

500

 

1,600.00

When the medal was issued in 1973, Maariv was still Israel's largest daily newspaper, known for its independence and high standards. Since then it has gone downhill, especially since the 1990s when it was taken over by the unscrupulous son of a local businessman. In 1973 Maariv celebrated its 25th anniversary.
 

The medal's obverse features the famous caricature by Dosh (Kariel Gardosh) of a boy's head wearing a "tembel" hat -symbolizing Israel, with a stylized number 25 in the center.

On the reverse appears a stack of newspapers, on top of which appears the Hebrew text "Maariv, the newspaper with the widest circulation in Israel". In English "Maariv daily". On the rim, the dates "5708-5733 15.2.48-15.2.73".

 

SHAARE ZEDEK HOSPITAL CENTENARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

105.1

15910595

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

1,500

 

50.00

105.2

25910458

silver .935

45

40

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

235

 

180.00

Shaare Zedek Hospital has been associated with the Jewish community in Israel since 1873. It commenced as a clinic inside the old city of Jerusalem, with the help of Jews from Europe. In 1902 Dr. Moshe Wallach's Hospital, the forerunner of Shaare Zedek, was opened outside the city walls. The hospital kept vigil, guarding the people's health in times of plague, during riots and during intervals of calm. During the War of Independence, throughout the siege of Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek was often under enemy fire, but its medical work did not stop.
 

On the obverse of the medal appears the emblem of the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. In the center: "Shaare Zedek Centenary" and the translation in English. The dates "5633-5733" and "1873-1973" appear below.

A stylized projection of the Medical Center being erected appears on the reverse, with a panorama of Jerusalem in the background. The inscription on the rim reads: "In the service of Jerusalem". The English translation appears on the lower part of the medal.

 

IDF COMBAT MEDALS

Official Medals

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

DESCRIPTION

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

106.1

25920306

5734

1974

silver .935

43

25

Distinguished Service Medal

Kretschmer

?

 

250.00

106.2

25920209

43

25

Medal of Courage

?

 

250.00

106.3

25920102

45

25

Medal of Valour

?

 

250.00

106.4

?

brass s-p

43

25

Set of 3 medals

22

silver plated, in lucite stand

800.00

For more than 20 years there was opposition from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to the awarding of medals. At the head of the opposition stood David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, who was content to distribute 12 badges "Hero of Israel" following the War of Independence, and to empower the Chief of Staff and IDF commanders to award "Merit Badges". The Knesset adopted the "Law of Awards" in 1970. The details regarding awards were set forth in 1973 and the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation issued the medals.
 

Distinguished Service Medal:

A balanced torch between sword and olive branch symbolizes controlled strength. The ribbon is blue as in the national colors.
Awarded by the Chief of Staff for deeds of courage.

 

Medal of Courage:

Swords entwined by an olive branch forming the silhouette of a candelabra. The ribbon is red, symbolizing fire and blood in battle.
Awarded by the Chief of Staff for deeds of valour while on combat duty, at the risk of life.
 

Medal of Valour:
A sword, an olive branch atop a Star of David. The medal carries a yellow ribbon, a symbol of the suffering Jews in the diaspora.

Awarded by the Minister of Defense on the recommendation of the Chief of Staff for supreme acts of heroism in time of war, facing the enemy and at the risk of life.

 

SIXTH ISRAEL FESTIVAL

Official Medal

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

107.1

16036598

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

1,074

 

17.00

Pablo Casals, Isaac Stern and Leonard Bernstein were among the participants in the Sixth Festival held in conjunction with the 25th State Independence celebrations. Others were the Royal English Ballet and the Mexican Folklore Ballet.

The Festival emblem appears on the obverse, on the rim to the left an inscription: "The Israel Festival 5733", and to the right of the emblem in English "Presented to (blank space for name) by the Israel Festival Committee 1973".
The reverse depicts the official 25th Anniversary emblem.

 

EIGHTH ZIMRIYA

Official Medal

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

108.1

16037594

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

963

 

18.00

The eighth Zimriya was held in Jerusalem in 1973, during the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the State of Israel. Fourteen choirs from nine countries participated, in addition to 18 Israeli choirs. The concerts took place in the large cities, small towns, on agricultural settlements and in IDF military camps.

The obverse of the medal features the Zimriya emblem,  a clef imposed on a stylized figure of a nightingale, and the inscription: "The Eighth Zimriya 5733". The English translation bears the date: "1973".
The reverse depicts the official 25th Anniversary emblem.

 

TOURISM

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

Cat. # 109.1 - modern buildings on top on reverse

Cat. # 109-2 - ancient buildings on top on reverse (inverted)

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

109.1

26030455

5733

1973

silver .935

45

40

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

Kretschmer

515

Modern buildings on top (regular version).

250.00

109.2

Ancient buildings on top (inverted variety).

250.00

The Tourism medal was issued to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of Independence.


A small official 25th Anniversary emblem appears on top of the obverse, followed by "25 to the State of Israel" in Hebrew. The text "Ministry of Tourism appears on the rim in Hebrew, English and French.
On the reverse are shown from left to right the following Tel Aviv landmarks: the Tel Aviv Museum, Mann Auditorium, Shalom Tower, and the Observatory. Above an engraving of the sun and sea waves. Turning the medal around we see the Tomb of Absalom, the church of the Virgin Mary and in the background a stylized view of the Negev mountains. Some of the medals have the reverse showing the new buildings at the top, while others show the historical buildings on top.

 

TEL AVIV-YAFO

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

110.1

16033590

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

?

 

60.00

110.2

16033451

45

40

?

 

50.00

110.3

26033592

silver .935

59

118

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

?

 

1,000.00

110.4

26033453

45

40

?

 

150.00

Tel Aviv, the first Hebrew city, is a municipality united with the city of Jaffa and its official name is Tel Aviv-Yafo. The city is primarily the economic center of the State. It is also a center for social and political organizations, and institutions of culture, art and entertainment.

The obverse depicts the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipal emblem. Below, an inscription in Hebrew "Tel Aviv-Yafo" and on the right the name of the city in English. On the rim, the citation "Again I shall build thee" in Hebrew and English. The source is marked in both languages as "Jeremiah 31:4".
The reverse shows a stylized panorama of Tel Aviv-Yafo; one sees the Shalom Tower, the Hilton Hotel, the Tel Aviv Museum, the Basketball Stadium, the Central Synagogue, the Mann Auditorium, Habimah Theatre, and Tel Aviv University.

 

FIFTH INTERNATIONAL HARP COMPETITION

Official Medal

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

111.1

16038590

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

817

 

40.00

The Fifth International Harp Competition took place in Jerusalem. On this occasion the Israel Museum arranged a special display of antique Holy Land artifacts in which the harp appears as an ornament.

In the center of the medal's obverse appears a raised figure of King David, the poet King, playing a harp. Around the rim, in Hebrew, "The Fifth International Harp Competition Jerusalem, Elul 5733".
The reverse shows the word "Nevel" (harp), the "v" forming a harp. In the centre, over 6two lines, in French "Awarded by the Ministry of Tourism to" followed by a space for the name of the recipient. On the rim, in French, "The Fifth International Harp Competition, Jerusalem, Israel, September 1973".

 

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

112.1

16039596

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

463

 

150.00

112.2

26039598

silver .935

59

118

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E)

130

 

250.00

The "Commerce and Industry" medal was issued for the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chaim Bar-Lev. It was intended for awards made by the Minister, and was not offered for sale.

A figure of the globe covers the entire surface of the medal's obverse. In vertical order appear the State emblem, the Hebrew text "The Minister of Commerce and Industry", the signature of Chaim Bar-Lev in Hebrew, and his name and title in English.
Reverse
The upper third of the reverse shows the surface of the globe. Below, in the center, the seven branched candelabrum; its two outer branches are cogged and laced with the cogs of two wheels.

 

RAPHAEL

THE AUTHORITY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF WEAPONS

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

113.1

16040597

5733

1973

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

?

 

?

113.2

 

5750

1990

tombac

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

?

 

?

The Authority for Development of Weapons (Raphael in Hebrew) is the central research and development instrument of the Israeli defense establishment. The Authority develops sophisticated weapons by long range planning. It also is engaged in finding solutions to problems concerning day to day defense operations.

In the center of the obverse appears the figure "25" relating to the "Years of service at Raphael". On the right, within a square, a schematic model of a missile.
The reverse shows a seven-branched candelabrum and the biblical quote "Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit" (Zechariah 4:6).

 

HAI BAR - WILD LIFE

NATURE RESERVES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

114.1

26041456

5733

1973

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

2,990

 

55.00

Numerous conquering armies have marched through the Land of Israel: Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Crusaders, Arabs, Turks. All of them destroyed flora and fauna in order to supply their own needs. "Hai-Bar", the Negev nature preservation authority, seeks to restore to the land of the Bible the animals mentioned in the Bible. It gathers and raises them inside a nature Reverse protected by the law of "the Nature Reverses Authority" which in 1973 marked the first decade since its establishment.

The obverse of the medal is graced by a jumping ibex and an ibex head, with the text  "Hai-Bar" "Wild Life" around the top rim.
Reverse
In the center of the reverse appears the English text "hai-bar for reintroduction of Biblical animals into the Holy Land". Below, the Nature Reverses Authority emblem and the date 1973. On the rim, in English "The 10th Anniversary of the Nature Reverses Authority - Israel".

 

GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES - "SHIN-BET"

Type I

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5733

Cat. # 115.1 - version I without State emblem, with "State of Israel" - silver plated tombac

Cat. # 115.2 & 115.3 - version II with State emblem, without "State of Israel" - tombac or silver plated tombac

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

115.1

unlisted

5723

1973

tombac s-p

59

100

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

?

 

*silver plated; without State emblem, with legend "State of Israel" on obv.

1,000.00

115.2

unlisted

tombac

59

100

?

With State emblem, without "State of Israel" on obv.

250.00

115.3

unlisted

tombac s-p*

59

100

10

*silver plated; with State emblem, without "State of Israel" on obv.

500.00

The General Security Service (GSS), known outside Israel by its acronym "Shin-Bet" (the first letters of the partial Hebrew name Sherut Bitahon), is Israel's internal intelligence and security agency. It protects the State against terrorism, sabotage, espionage and other security threats, for instance originating from the Palestinian Authority or areas under Israeli military control. Almost all operations of the GSS are shrouded in mystery. Because of its preventive actions, many deadly terrorist assaults on Israel and its civilian population have been foiled since its foundation in mid-1948, only several months after Israel became independent. The GSS is also known for its competence in pursuing and apprehending of terror suspects and perpetrators of terrorist outrages against Israel, both the actual terrorists and their handlers.

 

The "Shin-Bet" medal's obverse has two versions; one with the words "State of Israel" and without the State emblem, and the other without the name "State of Israel but with the State emblem. On both obverses appears the Hebrew name Sherut Bitahon Clali (General Security Service), from which the better known acronym "Shin-Bet" is derived.

The common reverse depicts the motto of the GSS, "Defender that shall not be seen".

 

All medals were issued for the exclusive use of the GSS, and its issuance was not published by the IGCMC. In 1980 the Israeli press published reports that an unknown number of version I surfaced both in Israel and the US and may have found their way illegally to an auction house, dealers and collectors.

 

BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1973 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

116.1

16042599

5734

1973

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

?

 

 

116.2

unlisted

tombac

59

98

plain

Hecht

?

 

 

116.3

26042591

silver .935

59

115

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

?

 

 

116.4

36042454

gold .9166

45

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Gov't. Mint

?

 

 

116.5

36042357

gold .9166

35

30

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Gov't. Mint

?

 

 

The University of the Negev named after David Ben-Gurion was founded in Beer Sheva in 1965. The University strives to inculcate, in addition to the academic disciplines, a conscious awareness of public responsibility and the need to bridge existing social gaps.
 

The obverse depicts the emblem of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, designed in the form of a flame, as well as its name in
Hebrew. The name in English appears on the bottom rim.

On the reverse appears the effigy of David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel, his dates of birth and death, and on the bottom rim his name in Hebrew and English.

 

1974

 

1ST ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER COMPETITION

State Medal

1974 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

117.1

15057591

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

6,168

 

9.00

117.2

25057454

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

Hecht

9,268

 

55.00

117.3

35057359

gold .9166

35

30

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Govt. Mint

2,193

 

1,500.00

117.4

38010356

gold .9166

35

30

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Govt. Mint

654

with signature of Arthur Rubinstein on obv.

1,800.00

Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) was unique in the rare constellation of artists who became symbols and legends in their own lifetime. Faithful to the Jewish people, dedicated with every fiber of his being to the State of Israel, he maintained close ties with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Arthur Rubinstein's agreement to the holding of an International Piano Master Competition, to serve as its Honorary President and lend his name to it, were important contributions to the cultural life of the Jewish State. He is considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, probably the greatest.

The obverse of the medal depicts a drawing of Arthur Rubinstein's portrait, by Pablo Picasso.
On the reverse, around the rim, are the Hebrew words: "Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Jerusalem 5734". On the upper part of the medal appears the State emblem. The decorative English text reads: "1st Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition Jerusalem 1974".

 

CHAIM WEIZMANN

CENTENNIAL OF BIRTH

State Medal

1974 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

118.1

15059593

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

3,674

 

12.00

118.2

25059375

silver.935

37

26

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Govt. Mint

5,197

 

30.00

TChaim Weizmann was born in 1874 in the town of Motol in the west of the Russian empire (now Belarus). He acquired his secondary education in Pinsk. He pursued his studies in Chemistry in Germany and Switzerland. Weizmann was among the chief activists in the Zionist cause from his early youth. In 1904 he was appointed lecturer at the University of Manchester, England. By reason of his scientific discoveries he was appointed two years later as laboratory chief of the British Admiralty Chemical Laboratories. It was his assiduous negotiations with the British Government during the First World War that brought about the Balfour Declaration. In 1921 Weizmann served as the President of the Zionist Organization and in 1929 he established the Jewish Agency and became its President. In 1934 Weizmann established in Rehovot the "Daniel Sief Institute for Research" which later became the "Weizmann Institute of Science". On the eve of the Second World War, during and after the war Weizmann was at the center of the political struggle which reached its climax with the establishment of the State in 1948. He was elected its first President and died in office in November 1952. This medal was issued on the occasion of the centennial of Weizmann's birth.
 

The medal's obverse shows the effigy Chaim Weizmann and the words "Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel" in Hebrew and English.
On the reverse appears a stylized crown and upon it the inscription "Crown of learning and of statehood" in Hebrew and English. Below, on the rim, are the words "Birth Centenary 5635-5735" in Hebrew. The English translation bears the civil dates 1874-1974.

 

TECHNION JUBILEE

State Medal

1974 / 5734

Cat. # 119.1

Cat. # 119.2

Cat. # 119.3

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

119.1

15062596

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

3,949

 

9.00

119.2

25062459

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

4,168

 

55.00

119.3

35062354

gold .9166

35

30

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Govt. Mint

1,911

 

1,500.00

The Technion in Haifa is the oldest academic institution in Israel. Although the cornerstone was laid in 1912, the opening of the Technion was delayed by the "language war" (what language to use in teaching, German or Hebrew?). Further delays were caused by the military forces which requisitioned it for their use during the First World War. In 1924, when it finally opened, the first course offered was Engineering. Over the years, the Technion expanded greatly, and after the establishment of the State it emerged into a new era. The faculty of Aeronautical Engineering was opened, and then the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering. The remarkable growth of the electronics industry in Israel was closely linked to the training offered by the Technion in electronic engineering. The Technion, which started as a school of engineering, has become a university of technology with a high international reputation.
 

The medal was issued in three versions, with a different design for medals minted in tombac, silver and gold. The obverse is common to all medals, the emblem of the Technion and the legend "Technion Jubilee - Israel Institute of Technology 5688-5738". In English the dates are "1924-1974".

The reverse of the tombac medal depicts a three-dimensional modular structure based on a square, as one of the fundamental solid forms (square, circle and triangle).

In the centre of the reverse of the silver medal are numbers and an area divided into set segments, symbolizing mathematics.
The reverse of the medal minted in gold symbolizes the theory of Pythagoras, and the direct link between theoretical research and technological application.

 

THE DIAMOND

Official Medal

1974 / 5734

Cat. # 120.1 through 120.6

Common reverse of cat. # 120.1 through 120.6

Cat. # 120.6

Cat. # 120.7

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

120.1

16043595

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (E), ser. #

Hecht

9,509

 

8.00

120.2

with diamond

15.00

120.3

26043597

5734

1974

silver .935

59

117

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

10

 

1,500.00

120.4

26043458

5734

1974

silver .935

45

45

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

9,424

 

55.00

120.5

with diamond

85.00

120.6

36043353

5735

1935

gold .9166

35

29

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Govt. Mint

2,320

 

1,500.00

120.7

unlisted

5735

1935

gold .9166

35

29

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 916.6, ser. #

Govt. Mint?

300

stars on rev. appear on a raised inner frame (est. mintage)

1,800.00

The diamond export industry - diamonds and gems polished in Israel - has become one of the largest of its kind in the world. Its beginnings date back to the 1930s, with the arrival of diamond merchants from the Low Countries. Most of its activities are conducted from the "Diamond Exchange" buildings in Ramat Gan, one of the most modern centers for the international trade of rough and polished diamonds.

The obverse shows the first Diamond Exchange building in Ramat Gan (a second building has been added since). Above the building is a stylized diamond. Around the rim on the bronze and silver medals is an inscription in Hebrew and English "Diamonds - Israel's sparkling export, 5734-1974". The in scription on the gold medal reads: "Israel Diamonds 5735-1975" in Hebrew and English.
Several (exact quantities unknown) bronze and silver medals have a diamond inset.
On the reverse appears a stylized seven-branched candelabrum entwined with the wheels of industry around the world, an expression of Israel's export and import. Around the rim on the silver and gold medals is an inscription in Hebrew and English: "Ministry of Commerce & Industry". On some of the gold medals the inner frame around the inscription is missing. Of cat. # 120.3, 9 medals were presented to members of a delegation of diamond industrialists from Japan and 1 medal remained in Israel.

 

BANK OF ISRAEL 20TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1974 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

121.1

16046593

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

1,987

 

25.00

121.2

26046341

silver .750

34

20

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E)

Gov't. Mint

488

 

80.00

121.3

unlisted

plain

included

 

120.00

In 1974 the Bank of Israel celebrated its 20th anniversary. The central bank of the State of Israel was established on the basis of the "Bank of Israel Law 5714", passed in the Knesset in 1954. The bank is headed by a governor appointed by the President of the State of Israel for a term of five years. He is assisted by an advisory board consisting of seven members and a governing board of 15 members, all appointed by the government. The governor also serves as economic advisor to the government. The Bank of Israel is the nation's sole issuing authority of legal tender coins and banknotes.

The obverse of the medal has around the Hebrew and English inscription "Bank of Israel" six subjects found on ancient Hebrew coins, which also appeared on Israel's circulation coins from 1960 until 1980: pomegranates (1 Lira), candelabrum (1/2 Lira and for a short period also 1 Lira), harp (25 Agorot), palm tree (10 Agorot), stylized pomegranates (5 Agorot), and a kernel of rye (1 Agora). One more panel completes the circle, on it the inscription: "20 years, 5714-5734, 1954-1974". The Hebrew inscription "Bank of Israel" appears above the center.

The reverse depicts a schematic panorama of Jerusalem, and the inscription "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

BENEI BERAQ JUBILEE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1974 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

122.1

16047599

5734

1974

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

742

 

350.00

122.2

26047591

silver .935

59

117

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), SILVER (E)

55

 

500.00

Following the destruction of the Second Temple, Benei Beraq became a centre for learning. In biblical times it was part of the land allotted to the tribe of Dan (Joshua 19:45). The contemporary Benei Beraq was founded in 1924 by Hassidim from Warsaw. It attained fame because of its Ponivizer Yeshiva and the Yeshiva of the "Chazon Ish". Today there are many industries in Benei Beraq.

 

On the obverse, inside a panel in the form of the Two Tablets of the Law, is Benei Beraq municipal emblem, followed by the dates: "5684-5734", the inscription "Fiftieth Jubilee' in Hebrew, the civil  dates "1924-1974", and the English inscription "Benei Beraq 50 years".
On the reverse appears a stylized panorama of Benei Beraq, inside a panel in the form of the Two Tablets of the Law. The Hebrew inscription below reads: "They were gathered in Benei Beraq", a citation from the Passover Hagadah.

 

POLICE MEDALS

Official Medals

(not sold to public)

1974 / 5734

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

DESCRIPTION

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

123.1

45918400

5734

1974

cu-ni

38

20

Service Medal

Kretschmer

?

 

200.00

123.2

25918309

silver .935

39

25

Distinguished Service Medal

?

 

200.00

123.3

25918202

silver .935

39

25

Medal of Courage

?

 

200.00

123.4

25918105

silver .935

39

25

Medal of Valour

?

 

200.00

The Mandatory police began to disband in the wake of the United Nations resolution recommending the division of Palestine, passed on 29 November 1947. The Jewish policemen in the coastal region stayed on duty, but there was a shortage of commanders and technicians who could take the place of the British. However, within two years, available manpower was doubled and the needed equipment was ordered. Today the Israel Police is an example of integration and social mobility, with both men and women, Jews, Arabs and Druze serving in all ranks and units. Four classes of medals are awarded by the Israeli Police.

Service Medal:
On a silver-nickel alloy disc, a portion of the police emblem. On the right an olive branch. The ribbon is blue with a thin white stripe.
Distinguished Service Medal:
On a silver disc, a stylized candelabra within which is an olive branch above the police emblem. The ribbon is blue with two thin white stripes.

Medal of Courage:
On a silver disc, a stylized candelabra within which there is an olive branch and the police emblem. The ribbon is blue with two thin red stripes.
 

Medal of Valour:
On a silver disc a stylized candelabra and the police emblem between two olive branches. The ribbon is red and blue. The blue portion bears the police emblem.

 

1975

 

YISHUV VOLUNTEERS IN BRITISH FORCES

State Medal

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

124.1

15058597

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

3,900

 

9.00

124.2

25058599

silver .935

59

115

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

Kretschmer

10

 

---

124.3

25058379

silver .935

37

26

Govt. Mint

5,719

 

35.00

About a million and a half Jews served in the Allied Forces during the Second World War. However, the 35,000 Jewish volunteers from Eretz Israel serving in the British Forces fulfilled a unique national service as representatives of the Hebrew State in the making. Following a protracted struggle with the British Government, "The Brigade" was established in 1944 - A Jewish Fighting Unit - its emblem included the Star of David. The Unit participated in the battles of the Eighth Army. Its members extended aid to the survivors of the holocaust and played an important role in organizing "escape routes" and clandestine immigration. The volunteer movement was nothing less than a reflection of Jewish valor, honor, redemption and independence. The graves of its 1706 casualties can be found from the Persian Gulf to North Africa, from Ethiopia to Northern Italy, forming the milestones along the many roads leading to the establishment of the State of Israel.

On the medal's obverse appears the verse "Here am I, send me" (Isaiah 8:1) in Hebrew and English, and the Israeli flag raised on high. The inscription on the rim: "The Yishuv's Volunteers in the British Forces, 1939-1946" in Hebrew and English.
The inscription in the center of the reverse reads: "If a man means to kill you strike first" (Talmud Brachot 62). The Hebrew letters "chaf" and "lamed" appear like swords opposing each other. On the rim appears the English translation of the above. On the right, the yellow badge forced on the Jews of Europe by the Germans.

 

HEBREW UNIVERSITY JUBILEE

State Medal

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

125.1

15060594

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

3,302

 

10.00

125.2

25060457

silver .935

45

47

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

4,253

 

55.00

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the first university to be established in Israel. On land purchased on Mount Scopus, the cornerstone was laid by Dr. Chaim Weizmann on 24 July 1918. The opening ceremony took place on 1 April 1925. The War of Independence witnessed the severing of the link between Jewish Jerusalem and Mount Scopus. A second campus was built on Giv'at Ram and a medical center was started in Ein Kerem. In the wake of the Six Day War, the 19-year siege on Mount Scopus came to an end, and a short while thereafter renovation of the campus on Mount Scopus began. Today the Hebrew University is spread over four complexes, on Mount Scopus, Giv'at Ram, Ein Kerem and Rehovot.

The medal's obverse shows the University emblem in silhouette. On the left is the legend 'The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jubilee 5685-5735" in Hebrew. The English translation has the date "1925-1975".
Figures of students entering the building on Mount Scopus grace the reverse. In the background, above the buildings, are symbols for the various disciplines. The legend at the bottom rim reads: "For instruction shall come forth from Zion", in Hebrew and English. The correct translation of this biblical quote is "For the Law will go forth from Zion (Isaiah 2:3 & Micah 4:2).

 

IMMIGRATION AND ABSORPTION

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

126.1

25044454

5735

1975

silver .935

45

48

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

100

 

250.00

Absorption faces many problems in a land that keeps its gates open to Jewish immigrants, many from poor countries. The immigrants partly arrive without means or advance preparation to meet local conditions. Absorption begins at the air terminal, and its task is not complete until the new immigrant has housing and has found employment, whether based on past skills or newly acquired ones. Moreover, immigrants' children must be placed in schools and the immigrant himself must reach a point of economic independence.

On he obverse appears a Hebrew inscription in stylized letters "Immigration and Absorption 1975". On the left, the roots of a stylized plant penetrating the ground, then the emblem of the Ministry of Absorption.

In the center of the reverse is a stem, the top of which bears a flower in the form of a Star of David. In place of stamens appears the seven-branched candelabruma. The Hebrew citation on the rim reads: "I will plant them upon their land and they shall not forsake it again" (Amos 15:15). The short English translation reads: "I will plant them upon their land."

 

FASHION

Official Medal

1975 / 5735

 

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

127.1

16045597

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

5,449

 

8.00

Fashion export started when European fashion houses began to move to Israel. Since then Israel has become a a major source of high-end designs and production.

A feminine figure adorning herself with a shawl, formed like a candelabrum, graces the medal's obverse. On the rim below, an inscription "Israel Fashion 5735" in Hebrew. The English marks the date as "1975".
The reverse shows a stylized figure of the seven branched candelabrum fitting into the industrial wheels of the world, expressing Israel's export and Import industries. Around the rim appears the inscription "Ministry of Commerce and Industry" in Hebrew and English.

 

RAPHAEL PRIZE

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

128.1

16048595

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

?

 

?

The Authority for Development of Weapons (Raphael in Hebrew) is the central research and development instrument of the Israeli defense establishment. The Authority develops sophisticated weapons by long range planning. It also is engaged in finding solutions to problems concerning day to day defense operations.
 

The obverse has a raised triangle. On the tip, inside a rectangle, a form of a missile. On the right, below, the inscription "Raphael Prize".
On a raised triangle on the reverse is the inscription "For they are men of wonders" (Zechariah 30:8), and a seven-branched candelabrum appears below.

 

NINTH ZIMRIYA

Official Medal

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

129.1

16049591

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Kretschmer

3,010

 

10.00

The Ninth Zimriya took place in Jerusalem in 1975 with the participation of scores of choirs from Israel and abroad.

The obverse of the medal depicts the Zimriya emblem, a clef imposed upon a stylized figure of a nightingale,and the text "The Ninth Zimriya 5735" in Hebrew. The English translation shows the civil date "1975".
On the reverse appears a stylized panorama of Jerusalem and its best known sights, with on the right the word "Jerusalem" in Hebrew and English.

 

HASSNEH INSURANCE

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

130.1

15911591

5735

1975

tombac

59

100

ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

950

 

100.00

130.2

25911593

silver /935

59

117

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), SILVER (E)

100

 

300.00

"Hassneh" was an Israeli insurance firm, founded in 1925 by the Histadrut Labor Federation. Until the 1980s the company expanded rapidly, to become Israel's largest insurance group. Because of mismanagement the company became insolvent in the early 1990s, and after its assets had been acquired by other insurance groups, Hassneh was liquidated in 1992. The term "Hassneh" (the bush) is derived from the biblical Burning Bush (Exodus 3:1-15), the word "Sneh" literally meaning "brambles". 


The legend on the right side of the medal's obverse reads: "Jubilee of Hassneh Insurance Company of Israel Ltd.". On the rim, towards the right is the English translation. On the left half of the obverse appear various fields of insurance underwritten by Hassneh: industrial, transportation, construction, maritime, air, agriculture and home insurance. A small company logo apears below.
The center of the reverse depicts the company logo, a woman holding a shield depicting the "burning bush", a child on her hip. The inscription in Hebrew and English on the rim reads: "Hassneh Insurance Company of Israel Ltd.".

 

METAL WORKING INDUSTRY

Official Medal

1975 / 5736

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

131.1

16050592

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E)

Hecht

2,936

 

9.00

The metal working industry is a source of great investment in capital and sophisticated technology. Much of the modern machinery has been developed and manufactured in Israel. Defense needs have been and are continuing to supply a powerful leverage enabling the metal working industry to grow and expand and to improve the technological finality of its products. Its dynamic growth has made it a basic factor in the State economy.

On the obverse of the medal appears an anvil, the symbol of metal work since time immemorial. Delicate lines form the figures of an aircraft and a press, an expression of industrial achievements in Israel. The inscription above reads: "The Israel Metal Working Industry", in Hebrew and English. Below the anvil are the dates  "5736-1975".
The reverse shows a seven branched candelabrum fitting into the wheels of world industry, expressing Israel's export and import. On the rim is an inscription: "Ministry of Commerce and Industry", in Hebrew and English.

 

CORRECTIONAL SERVICE MEDALS

Official Medals

(not sold to public)

1975 / 5735

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

DESCRIPTION

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

132.1

45919406

5735

1975

cu-ni

38

20

Service Medal

Kretschmer

?

 

200.00

132.2

25919305

silver .935

39

25

Distinguished Service Medal

?

 

200.00

132.3

25919208

silver .935

39

25

Medal of Courage

?

 

200.00

132.4

25919101

silver .935

39

25

Medal of Valour

?

 

200.00

Four medals were issued for the Correctional Service in 1975 by the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation in 1975.
 

Service Medal:
On a silver-nickel alloy disc, a raised service emblem upon incuse lines part of the candelabra. The police emblem is surrounded by two olive branches which spring forth from five links of handcuffs. The ribbon is blue with a thin white stripe.
 

Distinguished Service Medal:
On a silver disc, a stylized candelabra with an olive branch within. Above, the service emblem. The ribbon is blue with two thin white stripes.

Medal of Courage:
On a silver disc, a stylized candelabra and the service emblem between two olive branches. The ribbon is blue with two thin red stripes.

Medal of Valour:
On a silver disc, a stylized candelabra and the emblem of the Correctional Service between two olive branches. The ribbon is red and blue.

 

HADASSAH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MOUNT SCOPUS

State Medal

1975 / 5736

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

133.1

1561590

5735

1975

tombac

59

98

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

3,807

 

9.00

133.2

25061453

silver .935

45

48

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER .935 (H), STERLING (E), ser. #

4,792

 

55.00

Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, ca. 1940.

The Hadassah University Hospital on Mount Scopus was dedicated in 1939 and rapidly acquired a reputation for being the best equipped in the Middle East. With the increasing attacks on the Jewish community, intending to frustrate the establishment of a Jewish State, access to Mount Scopus became more and more dangerous. In May 1948, it became necessary to evacuate the last of the medical staff from Mount Scopus. Soldiers of "Haganah" were left behind to maintain Jewish sovereignty and to guard the installation. Jerusalem was reunited in June 1967, after the Six Day War. Hadassah leaders raised their ensign on Mount Scopus and declared: 'This is the banner of a war against ignorance, disease - the banner of peace. On raising it we hereby vow - this hospital shall come back to life again."
 

In the center of the obverse appears the Hadassah emblem. On both sides the dates "5736-1975". On the rim the legend: "Hadassah University Hospital, Mt. Scopus" in Hebrew and in English.
The new hospital building on Mount Scopus graces the reverse. In the center above the entrance, are the three domes that characterized the old building. On the right appears the verse "Greater the latter glory than the former" (Hagai 2:9), with the English translation near the bottom rim.

 

INTERNATIONAL HOBBY EXHIBITION

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1975 / 5736

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

134.1

15912597

5735

1975

bronze

59

98

ISRAEL (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

3,460

 

8.00

134.2

540

#0001-0540: "participated in the show" on reverse

85.00

134.3

25912450

silver .935

45

48

ISRAEL (H+E), SILVER 935 (H), SILVER (E), ser. #

Hecht

2,652

 

55.00

134.4

340

#0001-0340: "participated in the show" on reverse

100.00

134.5

35912224

gold

22

8

reeded

Gov't. Mint

2,202

0199-2500: ser. number on right of reverse

400.00

134.6

198

#0001-0198: ser. number on left of obverse, "participated" on right of reverse

600.00

Advanced technology and improved living standards have made it possible for man to pay attention to other pursuits besides working for a living. In Israel, there are many hobbyists who present their products or collections at exhibitions. Some two hundred hobbyists participated in the 1975 show, displaying a high degree of professional and artistic skills, from painting, sculpting, copper smithing, jewelry, modeling to products fashioned out of string and matches, stamp and coin collections, etc.
 

The obverse shows a globe covered by a ribbon showing flags, signifying the international character of the show. Above it an inscription in raised letters: "International Hobby Exhibition". On the rim on both sides an inscription: "Tel Aviv 5736" in Hebrew. The English translation has the date "1975".
The reverse depicts four basic hobbies: painting, sculpting, pottery, and coin collecting. On the lower part is an English inscription: "International Hobby Exhibition".

catalog numbers 136 through 139 have been reserved for possible undocumented issues to be added at a later stage

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