Chapter V
State Medals
&
Official Medals
Page 7
1991 - 1995

 

1991

 

GENERAL SECURITY SERVICES - "SHIN-BET"

Type II
Official Medal
(not sold to public)
1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

XXXALLOYXXX

Ø
XMMX

WT.
XxGR.xX

EDGE

&

XXXXXXXXXMARKINGSXXXXXXXXX

XXXXMINTXXXX

MINTAGE

REMARKS

XVALUEX
USD

xxSHEQELxx

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-1.1

364.1

 

5751

1991

tombac s-p*

59

98.0

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

 

1,086

*silver plated

550.00

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 varieties; 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.

 

PESACH - PASSOVER

State Medal

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

XXXALLOYXXX

Ø
XMM
X

WT.
XxGR.
xX

EDGE

&

XXXXXXXXXMARKINGSXXXXXXXXX

XXXXMINTXXXX

MINTAGE

REMARKS

XVALUEX
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-2.1

365.1

15191599

5751

1991

tombac

59

98.0

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

Hecht

 

 

15.00

1991-2.2

 

cu-ni

39

 

plain

Hecht

 

 

15.00

1991-2.3

365.2

25191371

silver .935

37

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1991-2.4

365.3

35191187

gold .750

18

4.4

reeded

Hecht

 

Also issued as pendant

250.00

The Exodus from Egypt is mentioned 160 times in the Bible, and the commandments of the Torah are all connected with it. It is mentioned in the daily prayers because of its significance as the formative event which moulded the character of the Jewish people as a nation. Pesach (Passover), the feast which commemorates the Exodus, is also called "Festival of Freedom" and "Spring Festival", and celebrates renewal in nature and the human spirit. Families assemble around the Seder table and read the Haggada, a collection of stories and prayers commemorating the Exodus. Symbolic foods on the Seder Plate include Matza (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs, a symbol of slavery. The Cup of Elijah evokes the prophet, herald of the Messiah.

 

The obverse of the medal is graced by the Seder Plate, depicting the Cup of Elijah and the six symbolic foods of the Seder: the shank bone of a lamb, haroset (a sweet, dark-colored, lumpy paste made of fruits and nuts), bitter herbs, parsley, an egg, and horseradish. The word "Pesach" appears in Hebrew and "Passover" in English.
On the reverse appear figures symbolizing the passage from slavery to freedom with a Matza in the background. On each side of the Matza is one of the four words of deliverance from Exodus 6:6-7 "I will bring you out; I will rid you out of their bondage; I will redeem; I will take you (to me for a people)".

 

KING DAVID

BY MARC CHAGALL

State Medal

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-3.1

366.1

15192707

5751

1991

tombac

70

140.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, BRONZE (H+E), © ADGRPARIS 1991, ser. #

Hecht

3,000

 

70.00

366.2

15192901

5753

1993

copper

190

750.00

?

Hecht

2,450

Issued in frame

250.00

366.3

25191903

5753

1993

silver .999

190

600.00

?

Hecht

500

Issued in frame

700.00

366.4

25192505

5751

1991

silver .999

50

62.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999 (H+E), © ADGRPARIS 1991, ser. #

Kretschmer

1,500

 

100.00

366.5

25192262

5751

1991

silver .999

26

10.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999 (H+E), © ADGRPARIS 1991, ser. #

Gov't Mint

2,000

Also issued in frame

30.00

366.6

35192387

5751

1991

gold .9166

38

33.93

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-916 (H+E), © ADGRPARIS 1991, ser. #

Credit Gold

2,500

 

1,800.00

366.7

35192248

5751

1991

gold .750

24

10.36

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-750 (H+E), © ADGRPARIS 1991, ser. #

Gov't Mint

2,500

Also issued in frame

500.00

"The Entry into Jerusalem" is one of the works in the tapestry adorning the Knesset, Israel's parliament. After King David established his capital in Jerusalem, he and the Israelites brought the Ark of the Covenant into the city in a joyous procession "with all manner of instruments... with harps and with psalteries and with timbrels and with sistra and with cymbals". Around the figure of David dancing and playing the lyre before the Ark, Marc Chagall unites the past, present and future of the people of Israel in a colorful and exquisite composition. Chagall blends David and his procession harmoniously with Hassidim in kaftans and pioneers and landscapes and symbols ranging from biblical times to the period of the modern state.
 

The medal's obverse shows a colored lithograph depicting King David playing the lyre and dancing, taken from Chagall's drawing "The Entry into Jerusalem". Around him, figures from the past and present dance and are joyful. The artist's signature appears in English, and "King David" in Hebrew and English.
A seven-branched candelabrum appears ob the reverse, a detail from Chagall's mosaic in the Knesset, with the artist's signature in Hebrew.

The reverse of both 190 mm copper and silver versions is plain.

 

ROSH HASHANA - NEW YEAR

State Medal

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-4.1

367.1

15193591

5751

1991

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Hecht

 

 

15.00

367.2

15193390

   

tombac

38.5

30.2

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

Hecht

   

15.00

367.3

     

cu-ni

39.0

 

plain

Hecht

   

15.00

367.4

25193373

5751

1991

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

367.5

35191187

5751

1991

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Gov't Mint

 

Also issued as pendant

250.00

"Blow the Shofar at the new moon, at the full moon on our feast day. For this is a statute for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob' (Psalms 81). This passage describes Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. This is the Day of Judgment, but also a festival which reminds us that we all desire the merit of being inscribed for a sweet, healthy and prosperous year. Rosh Hashana falls on "Rosh Chodesh", the beginning of the month, when the new moon is not yet visible. The Shofar, a ram's horn, blown on this day, echoes the call to repentance and message of judgment. Prayers and customs associated with this day, such as eating pomegranates and apples dipped in honey, are symbols of sweetness and meritous deeds which all hope the New Year will bring.

The obverse shows in the center within a round frame with crown on top, in the form of a pomegranate, the Hebrew words "Rosh Hashana" in stylized letters. Around the circumference appears the Hebrew Rosh Hashana wish "Let the New Year begin with its blessings", and "Rosh Hashana" in English.

The reverse depicts a Jew wrapped in a Talit (prayer shawl) blowing the Shofar. Above, along the circumference, are the words "Happy New Year" in Hebrew and English, and below the Hebrew words "day of blowing the Shofar".

 

BANK HAPOALIM - HAIFA

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-5.1

368.1

15925467

5751

1991

tombac

45

40

I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

4,006

 

60.00

368.2

25926344

silver .935

34

22

I.G.C.M.C., SILVER 935, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

2,210

 

80.00

Bank Hapoalim, one of Israel's two largest banking conglomerates, commissioned this Haifa medal as one of a series of three, in honor of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa.


The obverse depicts the emblem of Bank Hapoalim surrounded by symbols of various fields of Israeli activity; industry, agriculture, transportation, science and construction. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the inscription "Bank Hapoalim" appears in Hebrew and English.
The reverse shows a view of Haifa. The word "Haifa" is inscribed in Hebrew and English.

 

WORLD CONFERENCE ON SOVIET JEWRY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-6.1

15928598

5751

1991

tombac

59

98

I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,161

 

40.00

The World Conference on Soviet Jewry was created by the Liaison Office of the Foreign Ministry in 1971 at the Brussels Conference, as a means of increasing the national struggle to free Soviet Jewry. The Conference, which became a mass movement, united Jewish organizations, communities and committees in Israel and around the world. The varied activities of the Conference assisted Israel in leading this struggle.

On the obverse is depicted the symbol of the conference, a circle of five dancers creating a Star of David figure. The right side of the circle is open and a hand is extended to two figures, symbol of absorption of immigration. The text reads: "world conference on soviet jewry" in Hebrew and English.
The reverse shows horizontal lines resembling prison cell bars, with a sun behind them, symbol of the siege of Soviet Jewry, and the inscription "Let My People Go".

 

INCOME TAX COMMISSION

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

 1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-7.1

370.1

25927340

5751

1991

silver .935

34

22

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

Gov't Mint

1,292

 

50.00

 Income tax was first introduced in 1941 under British mandatory rule, and in 1991 it  celebrated its 50th anniversary.


On the obverse the Hebrew inscription reads: "50 Years of the Income Tax Commission in Land of Israel", emblem of the Commission, and the years "1941-1991 / 5701-5751".
On the reverse appears the biblical text "and King Solomon raised a levy out of all Israel" (I Kings 5:27).

 

CHIEF RABBINATE OF ISRAEL

70TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1991 / 5751

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-8.1

15929594

5751

1991

tombac

59

98

I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

998

 

55.00

On the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in 1921 by the Rishon leZion, Rabbi Ya'acov Meir and Rabbi Avraham Yitzhaq HaCohen Kook, Minister of Religious Affairs Prof. Avner Shaki established a national committee headed by Rabbi Attorney Bubleil Zuriel with the participation of rabbis and public figures. Activities aimed at bringing the Israeli public closer to the world of the Rabbinate included a movie describing the history of the Rabbinate, a special exhibit about the Rabbinate, study days for educators and students from all sectors, an expedition of rabbis to various communities, and quizzes about the Rabbinate for student participation were among the activities undertaken.

The obverse depicts Heichal Shlomo, the home of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. To the left is the State emblem and the text "70 Years to the Chief Rabbinate 5681-5751", and near the top "Chief Rabbinate of Israel". The biblical passage near the bottom rim reads: "According to the law which they shall teach thee" (Deuteronomy 17:11).

On the reverse appears a stylized Menorah combined with the Tablets of the Covenant, with above them the scales of justice. Along the top rim the biblical text reads: "They shall teach Jacob Thine ordinances, and Israel Thy law" (Deuteronomy 33:10).

 

EVERLASTING COVENANT

BY YAACOV AGAM

 State Medal

1991 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-9.1

372.1

15194597

5752

1991

tombac

59

98

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

Kretschmer

2,204

 

65.00

372.2

25194507

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,291

 

100.00

372.3

25194264

silver .999

26

10

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

759

Also issued as pendant

50.00

372.4

35194305

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-750, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

494

 

800.00

372.5

35194224

gold .585

22

7

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-585, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

810

Also issued as pendant

200.00

The colorful rainbow symbolizes the covenant between all creatures and their Maker made with Noah immediately after the Flood. Man pledged to adhere to certain basic and universal moral principles, in return for which God promised never again to destroy all life from the face of the earth. "God said to Noah...'This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth'" (Genesis 9:12). The "Everlasting Covenant" medal by Yaacov Agam depicts a brightly colored rainbow symbolizing mankind's personal link with the Creator. A small protrusion at the center allows the medal to spin rapidly on a smooth surface, expressing perpetual motion and flux, the essence of life.
 

A multicolored rainbow with a spiral in the background adorns the medal's obverse. The words "Everlasting Covenant" appear in Hebrew and English.
The reverse depicts a map of the world within a circle, with Jerusalem at the center. The words "The world is built by love" appear in Hebrew and English, as well as the author's signature.

 

TEL AVIV - NEW YORK

State Medal

1991 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-10.1

373.1

15196701

5752

1991

tombac

70

140

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

Hecht

5,000

 

15.00

373.2

25196509

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

3,500

 

70.00

373.3

35196357

gold .9166

33

30

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

Gov't Mint

1,500

 

1,500.00

Tel Aviv and New York have much in common, including bustle, color, entertainment, fashion, cultural life. The connection between the two cities has existed for over 85 years. When a handful of Jews dreamed of establishing Tel Aviv as a model Jewish town early in this century, they imagined it developing as the Israeli New York. Akiva Aryeh Weiss, who led the group that initiated Tel Aviv, even then compared it in a pamphlet to New York. Since then, New York has left its mark on the life of Tel Aviv in many and varied spheres, primarily in the arts, culture and entertainment, but in architecture and business as well.

The obverse shows Dani Karavan's white square with the coastline and skyline of Tel Aviv in the background. Above are the words "Tel Aviv-Yafo" in Hebrew and English.
The skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty are depicted on the reverse. "New York" is inscribed in Hebrew and "New York City" in English.

 

DIRECT PEACE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ITS NEIGHBOURS

 State Medal

1991 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1991-11.1

374.1

15197595

5752

1991

tombac

59

98

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

Hecht

   

12.00

374.2

25177505

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

   

70.00

374.3

35197303

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

   

750.00

The Madrid Conference was hosted by the government of Spain and co-sponsored by the USA and the USSR. It convened on 30th October 1991 and lasted for three days. It was an early attempt by the international community to start a peace process through direct overt negotiations involving Israel and the Palestinians as well as Arab countries including Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. Even though peace with Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinian Authority remains elusive until this day, a major benefit of the conference and the process is the greatly increased number of countries which recognize and have some degree of diplomatic relations with it - nearly doubling - in particular the major powers of China and India and some even in the Arab world, like Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania, along with the decline of the Arab boycott and economic relations with some of the Arab countries. Approximately three years later Jordan would sign a separate peace treaty with Israel.


On the obverse appears the inscription "Direct peace negotiations between Israel and its neighbours" in Hebrew, English and Arabic, along with an olive branch.
The reverse symbolizes parts of a jigsaw puzzle which are beginning to come together. Four pieces in the center carry the word 'Peace" in Hebrew, English, Arabic and Latin.

 

1992

 

EXPULSION FROM SPAIN

500TH ANNIVERSARY

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-1.1

375.1

15195593

5752

1992

tombac

59

98.00

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

Kretschmer

4,817

 

15.00

375.2

25195503

5752

1992

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

2,134

 

70.00

375.3

35195351

5758

1998

gold .9166

35

30.00

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

Kretschmer

944

 

1,600.00

375.4

35195246

5752

1992

gold .750

24

10.36

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-750 (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

640

 

750.00

One thousand five-hundred years of Jewish life in Spain came to an end in 1492 with the expulsion of the Jews. Throughout those 15 centuries, under Roman, Visigoth, Moslem and Christian rule, Spanish Jewry cultivated a community life unparalleled in cultural achievement and richness. Creative activity flourished among Hebrew linguists, Bible exegetists, poets and philosophers, including Ibn Gabirol, Yehuda Halevi, and Ibn Ezra and rabbis such as Isaac Alfassi and Joseph Ibn Migash. The Inquisition aimed at eradicating all hope of returning to Judaism among forced converts to Christianity. This led to the order of expulsion, signed by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella on March 31,1492, and the expulsion of some 200,000 Jews from Spain.

On the obverse of the medal appears a map of the Iberian peninsula, illustrating the expulsion with arrows showing the routes taken by the refugees and a sailing ship typical of the period. Below the map is the passage "I SHALL NOT DIE BUT LIVE" in Hebrew and English. Around the circumference, above, the words "500 ANOS DE LA EXPULSION" in Hebrew and Spanish; below, "1492-1992.5252-5752".
The reverse shows a wall from the 14th century Shmuel Halevi Abulafia Synagogue of Toledo with inscribed Psalms. On the right, a Jew in the traditional costume of the Moslem period, the seal of Todros Halevi and, in the background, the Kabbalistic spheres. Below, the verse "My heart longed for the courtyards of the Lord" (Psalm 84:2) in Hebrew.

 

IN MEMORY OF THE CONCENTRATION AND DEATH CAMPS

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-2.1

376.1

15198703

5752

1992

tombac

70

140

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

Kretschmer

 

 

20.00

376.2

25198501

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

70.00

376.3

35198309

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

750.00

The Nazi extermination industry operated in many ways. Its most efficient and ghastly manifestations were concentration and death camps. In January 1942, at Wannsee near Berlin, Adolf Eichmann, Reinhardt Heydrich and other senior Nazi officials met to coordinate the "Final Solution" to the 'Jewish Problem," deciding upon the construction of death camps and murder by asphyxiation by Zyklon B poison gas in specially constructed chambers. Most of these camps were situated in Poland. Jews were deceptively welcomed to the sound of an orchestra. Numbers were tattooed on their arms, the healthy worked and those less fit were murdered. In the midst of even these infernal conditions, there were manifestations of solidarity, compassion and resistance among the inmates.
 

The images of six children at Auschwitz on the medal's obverse symbolize the 6 million victims. Around the circumference appear the words "in memory of the concentration and death camps 1942-1992" in Hebrew above and in English below.
The reverse depicts an electrified barbed wire fence, a watch tower against a background of shacks and rising smoke. The names of the six death camps: "TREBLINKA, CHELMNO, AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, MAIDANEK, SOBIBOR, BELZEC" in Hebrew and Latin letters.

 

KALANIOT - POPPIES

BY SHOSHANA DAMARI

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-3.1

377.1

15199597

5752

1992

tombac

59

98.00

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

Hecht

 

 

30.00

377.2

25199507

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

   

70.00

377.3

25199264

silver .999

26

10.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

   

20.00

377.4

35199224

gold .585

22

7.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G-585 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

Also issued as pendant

250.00

377.5

35199143

gold .750

14

2.05

reeded

Kretschmer

 

Issued as pendant

120.00

Shoshana Damari was born in Damar in Yemen. When she was one year old, she emigrated with her family to Israel. At the age of thirteen, she began her artistic career at the Shulamit Studio under the direction of the late Shlomo Bosmi, whom she later married. Her warm, deep voice and vivacious personality quickly made her a popular performer. The best composers wrote songs for her; Moshe Wilenski composed some of her most popular songs, including "Kalaniot" (Poppies) and "The Little Shepherdess of the Valley" which are featured on this medal. Shoshana Damari began to paint in 1973. Her painting "Poppies" is featured on this medal. Damari was awarded the Israel Prize for her life's work in 1988.


On the obverse appears "Poppies", a painting by Shoshana Damari, in miniature color lithograph. Below, along the circumference, the artist's signature and the word "kalaniot" in Hebrew to the left and in English to the right. Medals in Diameters 14 mm., 22 mm. and 26 mm. with different lithograph.
The reverse depicts a shepherdess, illustrating Shoshana Damari's famous song. The words "THE LITTLE SHEPHERDESS" appear along the circumference with the signature of Shoshana Damari.

 

LAG B'OMER - 33RD DAY OF THE OMER

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-4.1

378.1

15200592

5752

1992

tombac

59

98.00

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1992-4.2

25200374

silver .935

37

26.00

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1992-4.3

35200180

gold .750

18

4.40

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

Lag B'Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49 day period of counting which begins the second night of Pesach and ends with Shavuot. The holiday is day upon which the Tana Rabbi Simeon Bar Yochai died. According to tradition, this day, upon which his soul was lifted to the highest spiritual level, and the Book of the Zohar was written, is one of great joy. It is marked with bonfires, celebration, song and dance, and prayer that Bar Yochai's soul protect all the people of Israel. On the night of Lag B'Omer, the land is filled with the light of bonfires. Children play with bows and arrows, weddings and other celebrations are resumed and haircutting and shaving, prohibited during the Counting of the Omer, are permitted.
 

The medal's obverse depicts a stylized bonfire crowned by seven flames signifying the seven weeks of the Counting of the Omer. Below, a wedding ring, and along the circumference, the words "LAG B'OMER" in Hebrew and Latin letters.
The reverse shows the hall of the tomb of Rabbi Simeon Bar Yochai. To the left, the flames of a bonfire. Above, in Hebrew, the inscription "Celebration of R. Simeon Bar Yochai".

 

JERUSALEM REUNITED

25TH ANNIVERSARY

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-5.1

379.1

15201700

 

5752

 

 

1992

 

tombac

70

140

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

Hecht

 

 

20.00

1992-5.2

25201508

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

 

 

70.00

1992-5.3

35201306

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G 750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

750.00

In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, the people of Israel makes a covenant with its eternal capital city, as was done 2,450 years earlier by Nehemiah and the returnees from exile in Babylon. The present Covenant is signed in special ceremonies by Jewish leaders in Israel and abroad. This medal is a tangible symbol of the Covenant. Each of us can fulfill the passage engraved upon it, which is also this year's slogan" "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem".


On the medal's obverse appear landmarks of old and new Jerusalem within the outline of the Dove of Peace. Along the circumference, the words JERUSALEM REUNITED", 1967-1992 5727-5752 and, in Hebrew, the passage 'Jerusalem - built as a city that is bound firmly together" and the source, "Psalm 122".
The reverse shows the emblem of the reunification and the passage "PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM", in Hebrew in the center, and in Arabic and English along the circumference.

 

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-6.1

380.1

15202706

5752

1992

tombac

70

140

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

Kretschmer

1,888

 

20.00

1992-6.2

25202504

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,070

 

70.00

1996-6.3

35202302

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G 750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

390

 

750.00

In 1492, Christopher Columbus decided to follow a dream: with his three boats, the stubborn sailor sailed west to explore the riches of the east. The voyage of 1492 led to a discovery which changed reality forever - a new world was discovered, holding a new promise for humanity and opening the gates to freedom and progress. It is an irony of history that the same rulers who sent Columbus on his journey that year expelled the Jews from their country, Spain, and that after long years of wandering, many of them and their descendants found refuge in the new world opened by Columbus. This is the thread connecting the Jewish people with the dream of one man. It gives the anniversary special relevance to the people of Israel.
 

The medal's obverse depicts one of Columbus' three ships, sails billowing, entering the Gulf of Mexico. A map of the American continent serves as background. In the lower portion, the biblical passage reads: "Through the paths of the seas" and its source "Psalms 8:9", in Hebrew and English.

The reverse shows the Statue of Liberty and symbols of America: skyscrapers, Edison's first electric lamp, a rocket on its way to the moon, nuclear atom, suspension bridge, airplane, and a Coca Cola bottle, as well as the years 1492 - 1992 and the inscription "THE NEW WORLD" in Hebrew and English.

 

CAMEO OF LOVE

BY YOSSEL BERGNER

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-7.1

381.1

15203702

5752

1992

tombac

70

140.00

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

Hecht

3,500

 

20.00

1992-7.2

25203500

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

2,000

 

70.00

1992-7.3

25203267

silver .999

26

10.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

2,000

Also issued as pendant

20.00

1992-7.4

35203382

gold .9166

38

33.93

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

 

950

 

1,800.00

1992-7.5

35203227

gold .585

24

7.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G 585 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

700

Also issued as pendant

300.00

The enchanting artwork of Yossel Bergner graces this medal. Bergner was born in Vienna in 1920 and spent his youth in Warsaw. At age 17 he emigrated to Australia, thus escaping the fate of many European Jews. Notwithstanding, Warsaw and the Holocaust leave their marks on his work. Bergner served in the Australian Army during the war. After the war, he received a scholarship to study art in Melbourne. He later spent several years in Paris, where he claims to have discovered color. After a period in Canada, he immigrated to Israel. In 1980, he received the Israel Prize for Art.

Obverse:
Color lithograph of work by Yossel Bergner depicting a clown holding flowers. "Cameo of Love" in Hebrew and English with artist's signature in Hebrew.
Reverse:
Relief of work by Yossel Bergner, showing a clown on a wooden horse. Artist's signature in English at bottom.

 

SUCCOT - FEAST OF TABERNACLES

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-8.1

382.1

15204596

5752

1992

tombac

59

98.00

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1992-8.2

25204378

silver .935

37

26.00

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1992-8.3

35204184

gold .750

18

4.40

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

Succot (Feast of Tabernacles) is known as the "Time of Our Rejoicing," marking the culmination of the period of introspection, the Days of Repentance. Succot is also known as the "Season of the Harvest". The feature of this holiday are the succot, temporary dwellings resembling those in which our forefathers dwelt following the Exodus from Egypt. It is customary to invite guests to the succot, including the Seven Divine Guests: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and David. It is an obligation to acquire the Four Species: a palm frond, myrtle, willow and an etrog (a citrus fruit resembling a lemon), which are held together to symbolize the unity of the Jewish people. This is one of the three holidays of pilgrimage to Jerusalem.
 

Obverse:
The inscription "SUCCOT" in Hebrew and Latin letters is surrounded by four palm fronds, forming the outline of a succa, with two pomegranates above each frond.
Reverse:
The Four Species: Etrog, palm frond, myrtle and willow, with a curved ribbon joining them. Above, in Hebrew, the inscription "You shall rejoice on your festival".

 

SUPREME COURT I

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-9.1

383.1

15205704

5752

1992

tombac

70

140

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

Kretschmer

1,381

 

20.00

1992-9.2

25205374

silver .935

37

26

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

Kretschmer

967

 

50.00

1992-9.3

35205300

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G 750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

350

 

800.00

The Supreme Court is the highest judicial forum in the State of Israel and peak of the Judiciary branch of Israel's government. It is empowered to hear appeals on judgments of district, criminal, magistrates', religious and military courts and disciplinary tribunals. The Supreme Court exercises special jurisdiction when sitting as a High Court of Justice. The Supreme Court sits in a panel of three justices, or any greater uneven number. Certain matters are heard before a single justice. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was made possible by a contribution of the Rothschild Foundation and the initiative of the late Dorothy de Rothschild. This medal marks the dedication of the building in November 1992.

Obverse:
The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem and the State emblem. The inscriptions "THE SUPREME COURT" and "ISRAEL' in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Reverse:
Hallway of the Supreme Court building, with Star of David at its end, symbolizing the justice which emanates from within. The verse "ZION SHALL BE REDEEMED BY JUSTICE" and the source "ISAIAH 1-27" in Hebrew and English.

 

SUPREME COURT II

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-10.1

384.1

15205209

5752

1992

bronze

118

368

plain

Kretschmer

400

Bronze casting, issued in frame

500.00

The Supreme Court is the highest judicial forum in the State of Israel and peak of the Judiciary branch of Israel's government. It is empowered to hear appeals on judgments of district, criminal, magistrates', religious and military courts and disciplinary tribunals. The Supreme Court exercises special jurisdiction when sitting as a High Court of Justice. The Supreme Court sits in a panel of three justices, or any greater uneven number. Certain matters are heard before a single justice. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was made possible by a contribution of the Rothschild Foundation and the initiative of the late Dorothy de Rothschild. This medal marks the dedication of the building in November 1992.

Obverse:
The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem and the State emblem. The inscriptions "THE SUPREME COURT" and "ISRAEL' in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Reverse:

State emblem; text around rim reads: Jerusalem 30th November 1992 (Hebrew, Arabic and English).

 

Issued exclusively for use by the Rothschild Foundation.

 

MENACHEM BEGIN

State Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-11.1

385.1

15206700

5752

1992

tombac

70

140

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

Kretschmer

3,104

 

20.00

1992-11.2

25206508

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,648

 

70.00

1992-11.3

35206356

gold .9166

35

30

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

Gov't Mint

1,147

 

1,600.00

Menachem Begin was born in Brisk, Lithuania (then part of Poland) on August 16, 1913. In the Betar youth movement, he met and was deeply impressed by Ze'ev Jabotinsky, founder of the Jewish Legion in World War I and organizer of the Haganah defense to protect Jerusalem's Jews. Begin studied law at the University of Warsaw. At the outbreak of World War II, he worked feverishly to save Jews, was imprisoned by the Russians and was sentenced to eight years in Siberia. Freed after the Nazi invasion, he served in the Free Polish Army and thus arrived in Israel in 1942. He became head of the Etzel resistance in 1943, founded the Herut party, and as head of the Likud bloc was elected Prime Minister in 1977. Several months after Begin's election, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made his historic visit to Israel, and in 1979 Israel' and Egypt signed a peace agreement. Menachem Begin died on March 9, 1992.


Obverse:
Portrait of Menachem Begin. Along the circumference is the caption "Commander of the Irgun Zvai Leumi, Prime Minister of the Government of Israel". To the right of the portrait is the sentence 'After my death I hope that I will be remembered, above all, as the person who prevented a civil war", and his signature in Hebrew and English. The dates 5673-5752.
Reverse:
Star of David and dove emerging from the left side of the star, breaking a steel chain. To the left of the star is the Hebrew inscription "freedom fighters hate war" and the name Menachem Begin in Hebrew. In English, the words "PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL . COMMANDER OF THE IRGUN . 1913-1992".

 

NATIONAL LIBRARY

100TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-12.1

45930452

5752

1992

cu-ni

45

42

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

510

 

50.00

The National and University Library was founded in 1892 on the 400th anniversary of the exile of the Jews from Spain. The library serves as the national library of the Jewish people and of the State of Israel, and as the main library of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The medal was issued exclusively for the National Library in the framework of its 100th anniversary celebrations, which included a special historical exhibition, a stamp series, and various activities with the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Obverse:
Shelves full of books; the inscription "100 YEARS»THE JEWISH NATIONAL & UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IN JERUSALEM" appears in English along the circumference and in Hebrew on the left side of the medal, with the years "1892-1992 5652-5752".
Reverse:
Sketch of the National Library in Jerusalem. Above along the circumference, in Hebrew, a passage from Daniel 1:17 with reference.

 

LEHI - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUNDATION

&

AVRAHAM "YAIR" STERN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH

Official Medal

1992 / 5752

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-13.1

387.1

16131592

5753

1992

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

   

15.00

The Lochamei Herut Yisrael (Fighters for the Freedom of Israel), known by its Hebrew acronym Lehi, was founded in 1940 by Avraham Stern (code named "Yair") and those members of the Etzel underground organization who opposed Etzel's policy of suspending the struggle against British rule during World War II. Lehi continued this struggle. In February 1942 the British located Yair's hideout and he was killed. This was a serious setback to Lehi. Half a year later, Yitzhak Shamir reconstituted the organization and renewed the struggle. Many Lehi members were killed and detained by the British. Lehi joined the Israel Defense Forces with the establishment of the State. This medal commemorates both the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Lehi (1940-1990), and the 50th Anniversary of the death of Avraham Stern, "Yair" (1942-1992).

In the center of the obverse appears the text "50 years Lochamei Herut Yisrael". The English translation "50 years * Fighters for the Freedom of Israel * F.F.L." appears near the right rim, with the dates "1940-1990 * 5701-5751" near the bottom.

The reverse depicts a portrait of "Yair", Avraham Stern, and the text "Avraham Stern * Yair * Founder of F.F.I. in Hebrew and English. His dates of birth and death 5668-5702 and 1907-1942 appear in the center.

 

MY GIRL

State Medal

1992 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1992-14.1

35207124

5753

1992

gold .750

14.0

2.05

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

120.00

1992-14.2

35207140

gold .585

12.5

1.00

reeded

Credit Gold

 

 

60.00

"May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter". When a daughter arrives in the world, the entire house fills with beauty and blessing. Thus the Jewish father blesses the newborn daughter: "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet and your face is lovely" (Song of Songs 2:12). The rabbi adds: "and he who blessed our matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah and Miriam the prophetess, and Abigail and Queen Esther daughter of Avichayil, shall bless this lovely girl, and her name shall be called..."

 
Obverse:

Stylized, multicolored rose. Along the circumference, above, the Hebrew passage "May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter"; below, in Hebrew, the source, "Ruth 3:10".
Reverse:
State emblem, inscription "ISRAEL and metal content mark: gold 585 on 12.5 mm. gold medal and gold 750 on 14 mm. gold medal. 12.5 mm. On the former, metal content is to the right, on latter, to the left of the State emblem.

 

1993

 

SHAVUOTH - PENTECOST

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-1.1

389.1

15209596

5753

1993

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Hecht

 

 

15.00

1993-1.2

25209378

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1993-1.3

35209184

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

Shavuot is the shortest of the three holidays during which Jews made pilgrimage to the Temple. The other two, Passover and Sukkot, last a week each while Shavuot is but a single day. Despite this, pilgrims laden with first fruits made their way to Jerusalem, bringing figs, grapes and raisins, an ox with gilt horns leading the way. The people of Jerusalem would go out to greet the pilgrims and the Levites received them with song. Shavuot is the harvest holiday, as it says in Exodus 23:16: "You shall observe the festival of harvest, of the first fruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field". Nowadays, it is customary on this holiday to decorate the home with the seven species: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

 

Obverse:
Inscribed: "Time of the giving of our Torah" in Hebrew, with tablets of the covenant (Ten Commandments) incorporated. An ear of barley, an olive branch and a cluster of grapes. The word "SHAVUOT" in Hebrew and English.

Reverse:

Stylized field and figure harvesting. Lines made by harvesters in shape of stylized Star of David. Hebrew inscription. "You shall observe the feast of the first fruits".

 

YOM KIPPUR - DAY OF ATONEMENT

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-2.1

390.1

15210597

5753

1993

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1993-2.1

25210379

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1993-2.2

35210185

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Gov't Mint

 

 

250.00

Yorn Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is unique in its holiness and purpose: forgiveness of each individual and of the Jewish people for their sins. This is the culmination of the Ten Days of Repentance which begin with Rosh Hashana (the New Year). This is the only day during which worshippers in the synagogue wrap themselves in the prayer shawl for evening as well as morning prayer. The Torah declares that on Yom Kippur all sins will be forgiven (Leviticus 16:30), our Sages interpreted that only those sins made by man against the Lord will be pardoned, while those made against a fellow man will be forgiven only upon direct reconciliation. The closing prayer concludes with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram's horn.

 

Obverse:
A talit (prayer shawl) and the Hebrew words "repentance, prayer and charity". Below, along the circumference, the words "YOM KIPPUR" in Hebrew and Latin letters.
Reverse:
Engraving upon an Ark of the Covenant of the 14th century. In the center, the Hebrew inscription: "forgive a holy people on this sacred day". On either side of the ark, a shofar.

 

14TH MACCABIAH

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-3.1

391.1

15211593

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

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

Kretschmer

1,236

 

15.00

1993-3.2

25211375

silver .935

37

26

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

Gov't Mint

1,025

 

40.00

1993-3.3

35211351

gold .9166

35

30

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

Kretschmer

411

 

1,500.00

The 14th Maccabiah Games took place in Israel from July 5th-15th, 1993, with the participation of some 5,500 Jewish athletes from 50 countries around the world. The Maccabiah is the largest Jewish sporting event. It was established in 1932 and continued after Israel achieved statehood. Now, for the first time since World War II, delegations from Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba and Aruba, are taking part. The 14th Maccabiah consisted of 34 types of competition, special events for veterans, a youth Maccabiah and games for the disabled. In addition to the sports, cultural events and trips designed to strengthen the bond between Israel and the Diaspora took place. The slogan of the 14th Maccabiah is "This Time Like No Other".

 

Obverse:
Symbol of the Maccabiah - a stylized Star of David creating the number "14". Along the circumference, the inscription "14th maccabiah israel 1993", in Hebrew and English.
Reverse:
Three runners with Jerusalem in the background. Passage "I HAVE GATHERED THEM TO THEIR OWN LAND" and source "EZEKIEL 39" appears in Hebrew along circumference above and in English on lower part of medal.

 

YOUTH

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-4.1

392.1

15212599

5753

1993

tombac

59.0

98.00

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1993-4.2

25212371

silver .935

37.0

26.00

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

Gov't Mint

2,608

 

35.00

1993-4.3

35212145

gold .750

14.0

2.05

reeded

Kretschmer

 

Issued as pendant

100.00

1993-4.4

35212129

gold .585

12.5

1.00

reeded

Kretschmer

 

Issued as pendant

50.00

Days of youth.
Riled with joys and laughs,
dreams and promise, beauty and romance.
Today's adventures...yesterday's memories.

 

Obverse:
Young couple dancing. Along the circumference at right, the passage "so are the children of one's youth" and the source "Psalms" in Hebrew.
Reverse:

Girl's head, with flowers held in hand. Along the circumference at bottom, in Hebrew, the words "as arrows in the hands of a mighty man". On the gold medal, this side is painted with enamel.

 

ELIJAH THE PROPHET

BY REUVEN RUBIN

(REUVEN RUBIN CENTENARY)

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-5.1

393.1

15213707

5753

1993

tombac

70

140.00

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

Kretschmer

1,660

 

60.00

1993-5.2

25213505

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,000

 

90.00

1993-5.3

25213262

silver .999

26

10.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mnt

1,500

Also issued as pendant

50.00

1993-5.4

35213387

gold .9166

38

33.93

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 585, ser. #

Gov't Mint

830

 

1,800.00

1993-5.5

38213222

gold .585

22

7.00

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

Kretschmer

1,500

Also issued as pendant

250.00

Born in Romania in 1893, ReuvenRubin came to Israel in 1912 to study art at the Bezalel Academy. He remained in Jerusalem for one year, moved to Paris, then returned to Israel in 1922. His early works reflect Jewish renewal in Israel. Later, he depicted landscapes and stories from the Bible. Three albums of lithographs were published during the 1960s depicting King David, Visions of the Bible and the Prophets. Rubin did numerous portraits and self-portraits. An exhibition in honor of his 100th birthday entitled "Rubin - Self-Portrait" opened in 1993. Three works are depicted in this medal series: "Self Portrait with Olive Tree," "Elijah the Prophet" and Jonah in the Whale". A fourth, "Saul and David", appears on the reverse of each.


Obverse:

Color lithograph depicting Elijah the Prophet as he is carried to heaven in a chariot of fire drawn by horses of fire, Elisha grasping the edge of Elijah's cloak. To the right, the artist's signature in Hebrew and English. Below, along the circumference, the inscription "Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen
Reverse:

"Saul and David",  relief by Rubin, depicting young David playing the harp at Saul's feet. Inscribed "Saul and David" in Hebrew and English along the circumference.

 

JONAH AND THE WHALE

BY REUVEN RUBIN

(REUVEN RUBIN CENTENARY)

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-6.1

394.1

15214703

5753

1993

tombac

70

140.00

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

Kretschmer

1,660

 

60.00

394.2

25214501

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,000

 

90.00

394.3

25214268

silver .999

26

10.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mnt

1,500

Also issued as pendant

50.00

394.4

35214383

gold .9166

38

33.93

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 585, ser. #

Gov't Mint

830

 

1,800.00

394.5

38214228

gold .585

22

7.00

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

Kretschmer

1,500

Also issued as pendant

250.00

Born in Romania in 1893, Reuven Rubin came to Israel in 1912 to study art at the Bezalel Academy. He remained in Jerusalem for one year, moved to Paris, then returned to Israel in 1922. His early works reflect Jewish renewal in Israel. Later, he depicted landscapes and stories from the Bible. Three albums of lithographs were published during the 1960s depicting King David, Visions of the Bible and the Prophets. Rubin did numerous portraits and self-portraits. An exhibition in honor of his 100th birthday entitled "Rubin - Self-Portrait" opened in 1993. Three works are depicted in this medal series: "Self Portrait with Olive Tree," "Elijah the Prophet" and Jonah in the Whale". A fourth, "Saul and David",  appears on the reverse of each.

Obverse:

Color lithograph depicting Jonah the Prophet in the belly of the whale in the depths of the sea. In the background, a ship and the sun. To the right, the artist's signature in Hebrew and English. Below, along the circumference, the Hebrew inscription "and my prayer came to you" and Jonah" in Hebrew and English.
Reverse:
"Saul and David",  relief by Rubin, depicting young David playing the harp at Saul's feet. Inscribed "Saul and David" in Hebrew and English along the circumference.

 

REUVEN RUBIN

SELF PORTRAIT

(REUVEN RUBIN CENTENARY)

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-7.1

395.1

15215903

5753

1993

copper

190

750.00

plain

Hecht

999

Uniface, issued in frame

200.00

395.2

15215709

tombac

70

140.00

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

Kretschmer

1,660

 

60.00

395.3

15215903

silver .999

190

60000

plain

Hecht

666

Uniface, issued in frame

700.00

395.4

25215507

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,000

 

90.00

395.5

35215389

gold .9166

38

33.93

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 585, ser. #

Gov't Mint

830

 

1,800.00

Born in Romania in 1893, Reuven Rubin came to Israel in 1912 to study art at the Bezalel Academy. He remained in Jerusalem for one year, moved to Paris, then returned to Israel in 1922. His early works reflect Jewish renewal in Israel. Later, he depicted landscapes and stories from the Bible. Three albums of lithographs were published during the 1960s depicting King David, Visions of the Bible and the Prophets. Rubin did numerous portraits and self-portraits. An exhibition in honor of his 100th birthday entitled "Rubin - Self-Portrait" opened in 1993. Three works are depicted in this medal series: "Self Portrait with Olive Tree," "Elijah the Prophet" and Jonah in the Whale". A fourth, "Saul and David",  appears on the reverse of each.


Obverse - "Self Portrait"
Color lithograph of self-portrait of Rubin seated at his easel with olive tree and white dove in the background. Artist's signature in Hebrew and English. Along the circumference, the years 1893-1993; In Hebrew and in English, the inscription: "Reuven Rubin Centenary".
Reverse:

"Saul and David",  relief by Rubin, depicting young David playing the harp at Saul's feet. Inscribed "Saul and David" in Hebrew and English along the circumference.

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

100TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-8.1

396.1

15931591

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

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

Hecht

1,236

 

18.00

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was established in 1893. It is the oldest national Jewish women's volunteer organization in America. It has 100,000 members in 500 communities throughout the United States. The organization provides assistance in the fields of education, legal aid and community services without regard for religion or race, in the United States and Israel, with special emphasis on women and children. Involvement of American Jewish women in Israel began in 1947, with scholarships to students at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since then, NCJW has provided support for educational .child welfare and other programs in Israel.

Obverse:

The logo "NCJW", below, "2nd Century Celebration 1893-1993". Along the circumference, above, "National Council of Jewish Women", below, "Daring to Make a Difference".
Reverse:
A Torah scroll with eternal light hanging below it. To the left, the initials "NCJW" in stylized, superimposed letters. To the right, "1893". Along the circumference above, the words "FAITH AND HUMANITY".

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

"50 YEARS FOR THE UPRISING IN WARSAW GHETTO"

Type I (spelling error)

Official Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-9.1

397.1

unlisted

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

?

 

150.00

397.2

unlisted

tombac a-p

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

?

aureate plated

180.00

397.3

unlisted

silver .999

50

60

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., S 999 (H+E), ser. #

?

 

250.00

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising the IGCMC prepared an Official Medal to be issued towards Holocaust Memorial Day 1993. After its initial release to the public, an English-language blunder was detected, the English text on the obverse reading: "50 YEARS FOR THE UPRISING IN WARSAW GHETTO. The error medal, both in tombac and silver, was hastily withdrawn, but a small quantity of error medals had already been distributed. Shortly thereafter a new corrected medal was issued (see Type II hereunder).

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING

"50 YEARS SINCE THE UPRISING IN WARSAW GHETTO"

Type II (corrected)

Official Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-10.1

398.1

15934599

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

2,943

 

15.00

398.2

25934509

silver .999

50

60

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., S 999 (H+E), ser. #

560

 

150.00

In August 1940, some 450,000 Jews were packed into the narrow confines of the Warsaw Ghetto, which was surrounded by an 18 km wall. The gates in the wall were manned by German, Polish and Jewish police. During the first year and a half, 100,000 Jews died of hunger and disease. In July-September 1942, the Germans sent more than 300,000 Jews to death camps. In October 1942, two Jewish undergrounds were established: The Jewish Fighting Organization with 550 members, under the command of Mordecai Anielewicz, and the Jewish Military Union with about 250 fighters. Armed rebellion began April 19,1943, the eve of Passover, and continued over six weeks despite German armor. Most of the Jewish fighters were killed. The few survivors joined the partisans.

 

The obverse of the corrected medal depicts the corrected text "50 YEARS SINCE THE UPRISING IN WARSAW GHETTO" in Hebrew and English.

The reverse shows a Jewish fighter holding gun, with ruins in the background. Around the circumference, the inscription reads: "World conference of Federation of Jewish Fighters, partisans and camp inmates" in Hebrew and English.

 

LIBERATION IV

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-11.1

399.1

25020261

5753

1993

silver .999

26

10.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S-999.9 (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

   

45.00

399.2

35020182

gold .750

18

4.4

 

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00


"IVDEA CAPTA" sestertius of Vespasian, struck in 71 AD to celebrate the victory in the Jewish Revolt.

In 1993 the IGCMC reissued its very first medal "Liberation". The first version was issued in 1958, version II was released in 1962, version III in 1988, and this is version IV. The Jewish rebellion which erupted in 66 AD and the destruction of the Second Temple four years later determined the fate of the Jewish people and its land for many generations to come. Despite Rome's military power and superiority of arms, Jewish fighters forced the Romans to mobilize even larger forces. Had the Romans not mobilized additional legions, the outcome may have been different. In honor of their victory, the Romans issued a series of victory coins depicting 'Judaea Capta" - a palm tree, the symbol of Judaea, next to a male or female Jewish prisoner. The State of Israel Liberation medal juxtaposes Israel's enslavement and liberation.

On the obverse appears a date palm with seven fronds and two clusters of fruit. To the right, a Jewish farmer plants a tree, symbol of liberated Israel, and to the left, a woman joyfully lifts up her child. The inscription "Israel liberated 1948" in inscribed in Hebrew and English.
The reverse depicts a replica of Roman coin of 71 CE, also depicting a date palm in the center. To the right of it, a mourning Jewess (symbolizing Judaea) sitting upon armor. To the left of the tree, a Roman soldier is depicted. "IVDEA CAPTA" and "SC" below (Judaea is captured - by decision of the Senate). In the modern setting around the replica are the words 'JUDAEA CAPTIVE 70 C.E." in Hebrew and English. To the left and right are chains, symbolizing captivity and bondage.

 

JERUSALEM OF GOLD

&

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF REUNIFICATION

State Medal

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-12.1

?

5753

1993

cu-ni

30

16

plain

 

7,993

Issued in 1993 Piefort Mint set

12.00

This medal was issued as part of the 1993 Piefort coin set.

 

Obverse:

A stylized Peace of Dove incorporating famous Jerusalem landmarks, "Jerusalem...which was bound together - Psalms 122" in Hebrew and "Jerusalem Reunited" in English.

Reverse:

The word Jerusalem in twenty languages, with a rampant lion (the city's emblem) in the center.

 

RAMAT HASHARON

70TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-13.1

15932597

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,501

 

40.00

A group of Jews from Jaffa lay the foundations for the "City of Peace," the first name of Ramat Hasharon, in 1922. The group sought to construct a garden neighborhood in an open space, far from the crowded neighborhoods of Jaffa. Each dunam of the first 2,000, was purchased for 5 Egyptian pounds. Pleasant scenery, comfortable climate and fresh air brought the first settlers here in 1923. Today, Ramat Hasharon has circa 45,000 residents who enjoy one of the highest standards of quality of life in the country. In honor of its 70th year, this special medal was issued exclusively for the Ramat HaSharon Regional Council for presentation to veterans of the settlement, as a gift to soldiers upon completion of their service, and to honor Israelis and foreigners.

Obverse:
The number "70" in stylized form, incorporating the town emblem in the number "7". Above, in Hebrew and Biglish: "RAMAT HASHARON ISRAEL' and the years "1923-1993".
Reverse:
Public structures in the settlement - The local council house, the main synagogue, and the Israel Tennis Center. Above, along the circumference, in Hebrew, a passage torn Exodus 10:23 with reference.

 

SARAH HERZOG EZRATH NASHIM HOSPITAL

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-14.01

402.1

15933593

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

989

 

50.00

The Herzog Ezrath Nashim Hospital was founded by a group of women living in the Old City of Jerusalem in 1895. Originally, this hospital served the mentally ill. In 1960, the hospital began providing geriatric services to the city of Jerusalem. Today, the hospital operates seven geriatric units, providing comprehensive geriatric treatment of all types. The Geriatrics Department of the hospital is famous for its quality and high level of services, and is among the leaders in its field in Israel. The Research Department of the hospital is world renowned thanks to the comprehensive research it conducts and the many articles it has generated in the professional literature worldwide. The medal marks 100 years of service.

Obverse:
The years "1895-1995 5655-5755" and the inscription "SARAH HERZOG EZRATH NASHIM HOSPITAL' in Hebrew and English.
Reverse:
A geriatric patient in a wheelchair with a doctor behind, to the left of the figures, "1895-1995" and the words "CENTURY OF SERVICE TO JERUSALEM".

 

BNEI-BRAK

70TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-15.1

403.1

15935595

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

999

 

50.00

Bnei-Brak appears for the first time in the Bible in Joshua 19. During the Tanaitic period, it became well known as the place where Rabbi Akiva's yeshiva was located. Bnei-Brak is also mentioned in the Passover Haggada. Modern Bnei-Brak was founded in 1924, at the initiative of a group of Hassidim from Warsaw. The founder of the city was Rabbi Yizhaq Gershtenkorn, writer of religious literature, a man of vision and deed. Today, Bnei-Brak has circa 180,000 residents and is the 10th largest city in Israel. It has one of the largest percentages of children among Israel's cities, and over 100 Torah and educational institutions as well as some of the most famous yeshivot in the world. The vast majority of the population is ultra-religious. Bnei-Brak is one of the poorest cities in Israel, eanking only 2 out of 10 on the socio-economic scale.

Obverse:
Emblem of the city - the Tablets of the Covenant, marking The fact that this is the city of the Torah and Hasidism, the seven hills upon which the city is built and the rays of the sun. In the lower portion, in Hebrew and English, *Bnei-Brak" and the years "5684-5754" (1924-1994).
Reverse:
The city of Bnei-Brak: City Hall, the large yeshivot, including the Ponevitz and Gur yeshivot, large synagogues of the Vizhnitz and Nadvorneh hassidim, and the Ma'ayanei HaYeshua Hospital. In the lower portion, in Hebrew, a passage from Joshua 19 with reference.

 

QIRIAT ARBA - HEBRON

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-16.1

15936591

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

760

 

50.00

Qiriat Arba is an urban settlement near Hebron in Judaea on the West Bank. The settlement has educational and cultural institutions, a well developed health system, religious services, an industrial zone, good transportation, many housing options and full public services. The medal marks the 25 year anniversary of the renewal of Jewish settlement in Hebron.

Obverse:
The emblem of the Qiriat Arba Regional Council. Below, along the circumference, the Hebrew inscription "congratulations" with the years "5728-5753". To the right in Hebrew and to the left in English, along the circumference, "QIRIAT ARBA-HEBRON".
Reverse:
Panorama of the city of Hebron, with the Cave of the Patriarchs in the center and Qiriat Arba in the background.

 

EXODUS 1989

Version I - Department of Aliyah and Klita

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-17.1

15937597

5753

1993

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

2,088

 

40.00

The Department of Aliyah and Klitah of the Jewish Agency, in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry, and El Al, brought over half a million immigrants to Israel during the mass immigration of 1989-1993. This medal marks the reorganization of transit stations for immigrants in Helsinki, Warsaw, Varna, Budapest and Bucharest, which made it possible to bring immigrants out of the Soviet Union and directly to Israel, safely and in relative comfort. The Department of Aliyah and Klitah has carried out numerous important immigration operations, including Operation Moses and Operation Solomon, which brought Jews from Ethiopia, and others which have brought Jews from Yemen, Syria, Yugoslavia, the CIS, and other lands.

Obverse:
A family of immigrants with people boarding an El Al plane in the background, a relief marking the passage from transit stations to direct flights to Israel. Above, along the circumference, in Hebrew and English, "The Jewish Agency for Israel". Below, in Hebrew, "from transit stations to direct flights".
Reverse:
Baggage of an immigrant bearing the names of the Eastern European transit stations in Hebrew, "Varna, Helsinki, Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest" and "Israel". The upper portion of the silver medal bears the inscription "Operation Exodus 1989" in the upper portion. The medal also bears these words in Hebrew. Along the bottom circumference is the inscription "Department of Aliyah and Klita".

 

EXODUS 1989

Version II - United Jewish Appeal

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1993 / 5753

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-18.1

25937379

5753

1993

silver .935

37

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. SILVER 935 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

551

 

60.00

The Department of Aliyah and Klitah of the Jewish Agency, in cooperation with the Prime Minister's Office, the Foreign Ministry, and El Al, brought over half a million immigrants to Israel during the mass immigration of 1989-1993. This medal marks the reorganization of transit stations for immigrants in Helsinki, Warsaw, Varna, Budapest and Bucharest, which made it possible to bring immigrants out of the Soviet Union and directly to Israel, safely and in relative comfort. The Department of Aliyah and Klitah has carried out numerous important immigration operations, including Operation Moses and Operation Solomon, which brought Jews from Ethiopia, and others which have brought Jews from Yemen, Syria, Yugoslavia, the CIS, and other lands.

Obverse:
A family of immigrants with people boarding an El Al plane in the background, a relief marking the passage from transit stations to direct flights to Israel. Above, along the circumference, in Hebrew and English, "The Jewish Agency for Israel". Below, in Hebrew, "from transit stations to direct flights".
Reverse:
Baggage of an immigrant bearing the names of the Eastern European transit stations in Hebrew, "Varna, Helsinki, Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest" and "Israel". The upper portion bears the inscription "Operation Exodus 1989". Along the bottom circumference is the inscription "UNITED JEWISH APPEAL".

 

TRIBE OF REUBEN

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #1

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1993 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-19.1

406.1

15216755

5754

1993

tombac

75

140.00

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

Hecht

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

406.2

25216000

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

406.3

35216458

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tribe of "Reuben" is the second in the series depicting the Twelve Tribes by Salvdor Dali in honor of Israel's 25th Anniversary. Reuben was the oldest of the sons of Jacob. "Reuben, you are
my firstborn, my might and the first fruits of my vigor, excelling in rank and excelling in power" (Genesis 49:3).

Obverse:
Tribe of "Reuben" - color lithograph depicting the mandrake flower in bright red. In the background, figures suggesting Reuben giving mandrakes to Leah, his mother. Above, the inscription "Reuben" in Hebrew and English. Below, the artists, signature "Salvdor Dali".
Reverse:
Dali's creation "Hora around the Menorah" from the series "Aliyah". In the lower portion' along the circumference' the artist's name in Hebrew letters.

 

TRIBE OF ZEBULUN

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #2

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1993 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-20.1

407.1

15217751

5754

1993

tombac

75

140.00

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

Hecht

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

407.2

25217006

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

407.3

35217454

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The series of painting depicting the Twelve Tribes by Salvador Dali honored Israel's 25th Anniversary. Though not Jewish, Dali was profoundly impressed by the rebirth of a Jewish state after 2,000 years of exile. Zebulun: " Zebulun dwells by the sea-shore, his shore is a haven for ships, and his frontier rests on Sidon" (Genesis 49:13). Although Zebulun was regarded as a tribe of sailors, the Prophetess Deborah praised it for not behaving like the other sea-faring tribes, Dan and Asher. The territory of Zebulun stretched from the area of central Galilee, today known as the Valley of Zebulun, to Haifa.

Obverse:
Tribe of "Zebulun" - color lithograph depicting a sailing ship and a fish. In the upper portion, the inscription "Zebulun" in Hebrew and English. At the bottom, the artist's signature, "Salvador Dali".
Reverse:
Dali's creation "Hora around the Menorah" from the series "Aliyah". In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's name in Hebrew letters.

 

THE SHIP EGOZ

State Medal

1993 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1993-21.1

408.1

15218707

5754

1993

tombac

70

140.00

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

Kretschmer

 

 

18.00

408.2

25218505

silver .999

50

60.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

 

 

75.00

408.3

35218248

gold .750

24

10.36

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,500

 

500.00

On December 14, 1947, three illegal immigrant ships carrying hundreds of Jews from Morocco joined the attempts to break the British blockade of Israel's coast. After achieving its independence, Morocco outlawed Jewish emigration and closed Jewish institutions, forcing illegal Jewish emigration to Israel. A small ship called Pisces - renamed the Egoz, was caught in a storm opposite the Moroccan coast on January 9, 1961 and all its 44 passengers drowned. With the reburial on Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem of some of the bodies from the ship Egoz in 1992, a heroic chapter in the history of North African Jewry and their struggle to immigrate to Israel was commemorated. The medal commemorates their heroism and memory.


Obverse:
The Egoz ship tossed by waves; below, in Hebrew, "in memory of the 44". Above, along the circumference, in Hebrew and French "LE NAVIRE EGOZ 1961 5721". Below, along the circumference, the outline of the Mediterranean coast with "Morocco" and "Israel" indicated in Hebrew.
Reverse:
Figures of two Moroccan Jews with a Moorish arch behind them, facing Jerusalem. In the background, figures of illegal immigrants along the coast with a ship and lighthouse. Below, along the circumference, the inscription "CLANDESTINITE ET IMMIGRATION ILLEGALE EN AFRIQUE DU NORD" in Hebrew and French.

 

1994

 

ISRAEL - VATICAN

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-1.1

409.1

15227706

5754

1994

tombac

70

140

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

Hecht

 

 

18.00

1994-1.2

25227504

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

 

 

75.00

1994-1.3

35227302

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G.750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

750.00

On December 30, 1993, an agreement was signed establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and the Vatican. After a 45 year delay, the Vatican recognized the State of Israel an relations between the two governments were possible. This unusual, historic event, symbolizes a new era in relations between Judaism and Christianity, after 2,000 years of rift, persecution and misunderstanding.

 

Obverse:
The Israel state emblem next to the Vatican emblem. Along the circumference, above, he isncription “ESTABLISHMENT OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE HOLY SEE”; below, “PUBLICAE RELATIONES INTER ISRAEL ET APOSTOLICAM SEDEM”; and Hebrew in the center just below the emblems with the date “16 Tevet 5754” “30.12.1993”.
Reverse:
Inscribed: "Shalom Aleichem” (peace unto you) in Hebrew and “PAX VOBIS” in Latin, with olive branches above and below.

 

RAILWAYS CENTENARY

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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WT.
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EDGE

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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-2.1

410.1

15221700

5754

1994

tombac

70

140.00

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

Hecht

 

 

18.00

1994-2.2

25221370

silver .935

37

26.00

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

50.00

1994-2.3

35221241

gold .750

24

10.36

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, G.750 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

550.00

Left: Jaffa-bound train boarding at Jerusalem station, mid-1890s.

Right: Modern IC3 train departing from Tel Aviv Central Station.

Railway construction began in Israel only towards the end of the 19th century, under Ottoman rule. Joseph Navon received rights from the Turkish sultan in 1888 to construct the railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem. French investors completes this line, which was inaugurated September 26, 1892. In the early 1900s, the Turks built the Hedjaz Railway and in 1905 the Emek Railway, with a Deraa-Sea of Galilee-Haifa route, was opened. The Turks and Germans constructed the Afula-Tulkarm-Lod-Beersheba-Nizzana line, which was dismantled after World War I. In 1942 the Haifa-Beirut line, completing the link between Cairo and Istanbul, was inaugurated. The last steam engine was replaced by diesel in 1959.

 

Obverse:

Above, the first train in Israel, with Hebrew inscription to left and year: 5653; below, a modern train with English inscription "THE FIRST RAILWAY IN ERETZ ISRAEL 1892" to the right.
Reverse:
Train tracks with approaching modern train on horizon. Below, on the tracks, the passage"BUILD UP THE TRACK" in Hebrew and English (Isaiah 62). Above, emblem of Israel Railways ;along circumference, "Israel Railways Authority" in Hebrew.

 

TU B'SHEVAT - NEW YEAR OF THE TREES

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-3.1

411.1

15220592

5754

1994

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1994-3.2

25220374

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1994-3.3

35220180

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

The 15th of Shevat is the New Year of the Trees. At this time of year, many of the fruit trees in Israel blossom and bud. During this day it is the custom to eat fruits. Some hold a special Seder with festive meal, candles, flowers and choice fruits ft the land. On Tu B'Shevat thousands of people, schoolchildren in particular, go out into nature to plant trees. This medal, abloom with beauty, symbolizes the joyous holiday. It is the eighth medal in the “Jewish Holiday” series.

 

Obverse:
Tree blossoming with sun rays in the background. Below, along the circumference.“TU B'SHVAT” in Heberw and English.

Reverse:
Flowering tree. Below along the circumference, the passage “And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees…” and the source “Leviticus 20” in Hebrew.

 

MENORAH

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-4.1

412.1

15222900

5754

1994

copper

190

600

plain

Hecht

999

Oval 190x150  mm, issued as Modelia (framed medal) only, uniface.

250.00

1994-4.2

25222902

silver .999

190

485

plain

Hecht

666

Oval 190x150  mm, issued as Modelia (framed medal) only, uniface.

550.00

Salvador Dali’s creation “Hora around the Menorah” from his “Aliyah” series appears in relief on the reverse of each of the “Twelve Tribes of Israel” medals. Dali created the “Aliyah” series with inspiration from the establishment of the State of Israel and is cultural renewal after thousands of years of exile. “Hora around the Menorah” shows a typical inage of the young, pioneering State. Dali postioned the dancers around the seven-branched Menorah, in his own unique style.

 

Obverse:
Dali’s work. A seven-branch menorah and circle of figures dancing the hora. In the lower prtion, along the circumference, the artist’s signature.
Reverse:
Smooth (uniface).

 

JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

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MM

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MINTAGE

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VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-5.1

413.1

15223590

5754

1994

tombac

59

98

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1994-5.2

25223372

silver .935

37

26

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

The historic conference “Religious Leadership in a Secular Society” brought Jewish and Christian leaders together for the first time in Jerusalem, to discuss the scientific and social challenges which the modern world poses to religious leaders. The meeting was held against the backdrop of the recently-signed agreement between the Vatican and the State of Israel, a symbol of the recognition of Israel by the Christian world in general and the Roman Catholic church in particular, as well as an  historic conciliation after 2,000 years of rift, persecution and misunderstanding.

 

Obverse:
An old etching of Jerusalem, capital of Israel, holy to Jews and Christians. Above, along the circumference, the inscription “THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS” ; below, “JERUSALEM 1994/5754”.
Reverse:

Lines forming a Star of David against a background of a DNA molecule, ancient scrolls and hand raised heavenward, reflecting the connection between religion and science and technology. In English, the passage “REVERENCE OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM” and the source “PSALM 111”. This passage appears in Hebrew at bottom right.

 

INTERNATIONAL NUMISMATIC CONVENTION

ISRAEL COIN WEEK

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

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MM

WT.
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&

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MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-6.1

414.1

25176193

5754

1994

silver .935

19

3

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

60.00

In March 1994, Israel Coin Week was held at the Eretz-Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. Interesting private and public collections were displayed and many numismatic activities took place: buying and selling by dealers, lectures and films, access to computerized information about coins and medals, coin minting utilizing methods from the Hasmonean period, special activities for children’ and a competition for the most outstanding collector’s item. The response of the general public, and particularly, IGCMC subscribers, was outstanding. The warm reaction proved that numismatics.
 

Obverse:
Hebrew seal inscribed “ruler of the city”, dated to the mid-7th century B.C.E., Which apparently refers to the ruler of the city of Jerusalem. Along the circumference, “INTERNATIONAL NUMISMATIC CONVENTION 1994” in Hebrew above and in English below.
Reverse:
Five of the coins and medals of the Corporation, and the IGCMC symbol. Along the circumference, “ISRAEL GOVERNMENT COINS AND MEDALS CORPORATION”, in Hebrew above and in English below.

 

"THE COIN AND THE MOON"

Official Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
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USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-7.1

415.1

?

5754

1994

cu-ni

30

16

plain

 

18,000

Issued in 1994 "Coin and Moon" set of coins, cat. # HS1

10.00

"The Coin and the Moon" and "Those Where the Times..." are songs composed during the 1948 War of Independence by songwriter, poet and writer Haim Hefer (1925-2012), for Chizbatron - the Palmach army troupe. This cu-ni medal was specially minted to be included in the 1994-issued "The Coin and the Moon" historical coin set. British writer W. Somerset Maugham's "The Moon and Sixpence" was translated into Hebrew and also received the title "The Coin and the Moon".

 

Obverse:

Two young persons looking at the moon, with a settlement in the background.

Reverse:

Two young people sitting together on a bench, with part of the moon in the background.

 

CHIEF OF STAFF'S GIFT TO IDF ORPHANS

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-8.1

416.1

46132382

5754

1994

cu-ni

38.5

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,407

 

50.00

Each year near Independence Day, the Chief of General Staff traditionally presents IDF orphans up to 18 years of age with a symbolic gift expressing a message of love and honor on behalf of the General Staff and the IDF. The medal is designed to convey to the recipient the esteem of not only the Chief of General Staff but also of the IDF and the State of Israel. The picture and the inscriptions on the medal are meant to speak a thousand words of love and esteem to every IDF orphan and his or her family.This medal was issued on Israel's 46th Independence Day, devoted to the environment. The medal is presented in an album including six additional medals from the Nature series.

 

Obverse:

Stylized letters and numbers together with the IDF insignia and flag of the General Staff, creating the number "46", marking the State's 46th anniversary, left: "from IDF with love", signature of the Chief of General Staff and "Ehud Barak Major General Chief of General Staff" and "46 years of the State" in Hebrew.
Reverse:

Iris flower, with horizontal lines to the left and the Hebrew words "to the environment with love".

 

LIBERATION V

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
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&

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MINTAGE

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VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-9.1

417.1

?

5754

1994

cu-ni

30

16

 

 

26,000

Issued in 1994 "Historical Coins" set, cat. # HS2

10.00

The Liberation medal was first issued in 1958 to commemorate the nation's 10th Anniversary of Independence. Since then, this medal has been re-issued in various versions, designs, sizes and alloys. The Liberation medal is widely regarded by collectors as the most beautiful Israeli medal ever issued. The medal symbolizes two extremes. Its reverse remembers the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD, the subsequent end of the existence of the people of Israel as a sovereign entity, and the beginning of an almost 1900 years long Diaspora. The medal's obverse celebrates Israel's rebirth as a free nation in 1948. This is the fifth version, minted especially for inclusion into the 1994-dated "Historical Coins" set.

 

The obverse shows a farmer planting a tree and a woman holding her child, under a seven-branched palm tree with two clusters of fruit. The text around the rim reads "A decade of freedom for Israel 5718 [1958]".

The reverse depicts a Roman coin struck by Emperor Vespasian in 71 AD on the occasion of the conquest of Judea. On the left stands Vespasian the victor and on the right a mourning Hebrew sits under a palm tree. The text on the Roman coin reads IVDAEA CAPTA (Judea captured). The letters S.C. stand for "Senatus Consultum" (by order of the Senate). The Hebrew text near the rim reads "Judea in exile 3830 [70 AD]".

 

IRIS

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

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VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-10.1

418.1

25224158

5754

1994

silver .999

15.0

1.500

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

30.00

1994-10.2

35224142

gold .750

14.0

2.050

 

 

100.00

1994-10.3

35224126

gold .585

12.5

1.000

 

 

50.00

The iris blooms in all parts of Israel, from the Negev to the Galilee. The name Iris in Greek means “rainbow” – suggesting the many colors of irises. The Iris was chosen as the symbol of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI). Nearly every area in Israel has its own typical iris variety: the expanses of Yeruham Iris draw thousands of visitors to the Negev each year, as does the deep purple Gilboa Iris in the north. The medal was issued in honor of the springtime, wildflowers, and the 40th anniverasry of the SPNI.

 

Obverse:

An iris blossom painted in colored enamel. Along the circumference. The inscription “Good Nature” in English and “my nature” in Hebrew.
Reverse:

Two iris blossoms in relief. To the left along the circumference in Hebrew, “to the irises with love”.

 

TRIBE OF JOSEPH

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #3

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
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WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

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MINTAGE

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VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-11.1

419.1

15228752

5754

1994

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1994-11.2

 

25228607

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1994-11.3

35228455

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G- 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tribe of Joseph medal is the third in the series of twelve drawings by Salvador Dali in honor of the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel, celebrated in 1973. Joseph, the youngest of the sons of Jacob, was also his father's favorite. Jacob prepared a coat of may colors for Joseph. Joseph, like David and Solomon after him, was a man of contrasts: a dreamer and interpreter of dreams, but also a realist and man of action of such capacity that he became the deputy of the Pharaoh of Egypt. The inspiration to depict Joseph as the mythical unicorn came to Dali from Moses' blessing to Joseph "The firstling of his herd, grandeur is his, and his horns are like the horns of a wild ox" (Deut. 33:17).

 

Obverse:

Tribe of 'Joseph" - colored silk-screen depicting a unicorn, symbolizing the cornucopia. Above, the inscription 'JOSEPH" in Hebrew and English. Below, artist's signature.
Reverse:
Dali's work, a seven-branch menorah and circle of figures dancing the hora. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's signature.

 

TRIBE OF NAPHTALI

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #4

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-12.1

420.1

15229758

5754

1994

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1994-12.2

25229603

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1994-12.3

35229451

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tribe of Naphtali medal is the fourth in the series of twelve drawings by Salvador Dali in honor of the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel, celebrated in 1973. Inspiration to depict Naphtali as a deer with antlers comes from Jacob's blessing: "a hind let loose: he gives goodly words" (Genesis 49:21). The goodly words in Jacob's blessing take the form of a young girl dancing opposite the deer.

 

Obverse:

Tribe of "Naphtali" - colored silk-screen depicting a dear and a young girl dancing in front of it. Above, the inscription "NAPHTALI" in Hebrew and English. Below, artist's signature.
Reverse:
Dali's work, a seven-branch menorah and circle of figures dancing the hora. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's signature.

 

SIMCHAT TORAH

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
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EDGE

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MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-13.1

421.1

15232599

5754

1994  h

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1994-13.2

25232371

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Kretschmer

 

 

35.00

1994-13.3

35232187

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

 The 22nd day of Tishri, the 8th day of Succot (the 23rd of Tishri outside Israel) is the holiday known as Simchat Torah ("Rejoicing of the Law"). On that day, the annual reading of the Torah is completed and the cycle begins anew and a prayer for rain is recited. In honor of concluding the reading of the Torah, the Torah scrolls are taken out of the Ark and held by congregants while they circle the Synagogue. The person called to Torah for the final reading is referred to as "Bridegroom of the Torah" while the one called to the Torah for the first leading is known as the "Bridegroom of Genesis". The bride, of course, is the Torah.

 

Obverse:

Two Torah scrolls, one opened to the final reading of the year, the other opened to the first reading from Genesis. Overlying the scrolls, the Hebrew words: "before all Israel". Along the circumference above, "SIMCHAT TORAH" in Hebrew and Latin letters.

Reverse:

A congregant dancing with a Torah scroll in his hands. To the left, the Ark with Torah scrolls in it, below the Hebrew words "Your Torah is my delight". Below, along the circumference, congregants dancing.

 

JERUSALEM REUNITED - KNESSET

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
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EDGE

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MINT

MINTAGE

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VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-14.1

422.1

45046300

5754

1994

cu-ni

30

16

plain

 

 

 

10.00

An unknown quantity of medals with a slightly larger diameter of 31-32 mm, with rounded rim and off-centered at various degrees, exist, some with the date 1967-1993 on the obverse missing.

Possible reasons are the use of an earlier different and unsuitable die, the use of which was halted, and too strong a force put on the press, causing obliteration of some text.

The value of such varieties estimated at $50.

The "Jerusalem Reunited - the Knesset"  medal was issued as part of set containing seven medals, commemorating the 3000th Anniversary of Jerusalem which was celebrated in 1996.

 

Obverse:

A stylized peace dove serves as a backdrop of several famous Jerusalem landmarks. The inscription in English reads: "Jerusalem Reunited 1967-1992". The Hebrew text reads: "Jerusalem... which was linked together - Psalm 123 - 5727-5752".

Reverse:

The Knesset, Israel's parliament.

 

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM

State Medal

1994 / 5754

Cat. # 1994-15.1 rev. - JERUSALEM (Heb + Eng) raised; upper area above the arch has glossy finish.

Cat. # 1994-15.2 rev. - JERUSALEM (Heb + Eng) incused; upper area above arch has matte finish.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-15.1

423.1

46129305

5754

1994

cu-ni

30

16

plain

 

 

Rev. JERUSALEM (Heb + Eng) raised; upper area above arch has glossy finishglossy finish

10.00

194-15.2

 

 

Rev. JERUSALEM (Heb + Eng) incused; upper area above arch has matte finish

10.00

The "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" medal was issued as part of set containing seven medals, commemorating the 3000th Anniversary of Jerusalem which was celebrated in 1996.


Obverse:
A stylized section of the Old City wall atop a Menorah and "Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem" in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
Reverse:
Jerusalem panorama.

 

JERUSALEM - THE CITY OF KING DAVID

THREE THOUSAND YEARS

Set of 7 State Medals

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

OF SET

CAT. #

OF INDIVIDUAL

MEDALS

TECHNICAL

DETAILS

NAME OF MEDAL

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

SHEQEL

IGCMC

1994-16.1

424.1

75101300

58.4

45056305

Alloy: cu-ni

Dia: 30 mm

Weight: 16 gr.

Edge: plain

Mint: ?

Qty.: ?

Mountains Round About Jerusalem

Issued in other alloys, sizes and weights, as from 1966

60.00

189.2

45080304

Gates of Jerusalem

Issued in other alloys, sizes and weights, as from 1981

196.3

45079303

Temple Mount

Issued in other alloys, sizes and weights, as from 1962

217.3

54101304

Jerusalem of Gold

Issued in other alloys, sizes and weights, as from 1984

319.2

45162300

Temple Tunnel and Western Wal

Issued in other alloys, sizes and weights, as from 1989

422.1

45046300

Jerusalem Reunited - Knesset

Issued in 1994, in this set only

423.1

46129305

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Issued in 1994, in this set only

Three thousand years ago David conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites. The Zion Fortress was seized by the commander of David's forces, Joab, by means of the "Zinnor," apparently a secret tunnel cut from the Gihon spring leading to the city. The City of David was established on the Jebusite Ridge, above the Siloam Spring, surrounded by deep ravines on three sides. On the north side rose the mount where the Temple would be built. David turned Jerusalem into the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. All of the institutions and powers, political and spiritual, were centralized in one place under his leadership. His son Solomon completed the task and constructed the Temple. Subsequent conquests did not dim the memory of Jerusalem as David's city.
The medals were presented in a special "Jerusalem 3000" folder.

 

BEST MUM

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-17.1

425.1

25231155

5754

1994

silver .999

15.0

1.50

reeded

Credit Gold

 

Issued as pendants only

30.00

1994-17.2

35231181

gold .750

18.0

4.40

reeded

Kretschmer

 

250.00

1994-17.3

35231149

gold .750

14.0

2.05

reeded

Kretschmer

 

100.00

1994-17.4

35231123

gold .585

12.5

1.00

reeded

Kretschmer

 

50.00

        A Mother's Love, by Helen Steiner-Rice:
A mother's love is something that no one can explain.
It is made with deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain.
It is endless and unselfish and enduring, come what may,

For nothing can destroy it or take that love away.
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking.
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns And it glows with all the beauty of rarest brightest gems.
It is far beyond defining. It defies all explanation
As it still remains secret like the mysteries of creation.
 

Obverse:

Flower painted in colored enamel. Each medal is individually painted. To the right of the flower is the Hebrew inscription "Dear Mother".
Reverse:
The word "Mother" in Hebrew, Russian, English, Yiddish and French. In the lower portion, to the left of the inscription, a heart.

 

TRIBE OF DAN

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #5

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-18-1

426.1

15236755

5754

1994

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1994-18-2

25236600

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1994-18-3

35236458

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tribe of Dan medal is the fifth in the series of twelve drawings by Salvador Dali in honor of the 25th anniversary of the State of Israel, celebrated in 1973. Dali drew the inspiration for depicting Dan as a snake from Jacob's blessing: "Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward" (Genesis 49:17).
 

Obverse:

Tribe of "Dan" - colored silk-screen depicting an immense snake rising from the road; above it, a horse, fleeing. Above, the inscription "DAN" in Hebrew and English. Below, artist's signature.
Reverse:
Dali's work, a seven-branch menorah and circle of figures dancing the hora. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's signature.

 

TRIBE OF JUDAH

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #6

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-19.1

427.1

15237751

5754

1994

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1994-19.2

25237606

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1994-19.3

35237545

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tnbe of Judah medal is the sixth in the series of twelve drawings by Salvador Dali in honor of the 25th versary of the State of Israel, celebrated in 1973. Dali drew the inspiration for depicting Judah as crouching lions from Jacob's tig: "Like a lion's whelp, O Judah, from the prey, my son, thou risest: he stoopeth down, he croucheth a lion, and as a lioness, who shall rouse him up?" (Genesis 49:9). The lion is the symbol of the Tribe of ~% from which the royal House of David emerged. Today, the lion is still the symbol of Jerusalem, capital Davidic dynasty and of the State of Israel.
 

Obverse:
Tribe of 'Judah" - colored silk-screen depicting crouching Ions. In the foreground is the image of a king, and in the background, the skyline of Jerusalem. Above, the ascription 'JUDAH" in Hebrew and English. Below, artist's signature.
Reverse:

Dali's work, a seven-branch menorah and circle of figures dancing the hora. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the artist's signature.

 

GEMINI (TWINS)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 1

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-20.1

60511207

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-20.2

64510106

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-20.3

64520185

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

CANCER (CRAB)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 2

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-21.1

60510201

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-21.2

64510203

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-21.3

64520282

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

LEO (LION)
ZODIAC SERIES II

# 3

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-22.1

60510308

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-22.2

64510300

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-22.3

64520369

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

VIRGO (VIRGIN)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 4

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-23.1

60510405

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-23.2

64510407

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-23.3

64520486

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

LIBRA (SCALES)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 5

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-24.1

60510502

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-24.2

64510504

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-24.3

64520583

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

SCORPIO (SCORPION)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 6

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-25.1

60510609

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-25.2

64510601

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-25.3

64520680

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

SAGITTARIUS (CENTAUR)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 7

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-26.1

60510706

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-26.2

64510708

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-26.3

64520787

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

CAPRICORNIUS (CAPRICORN)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 8

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-27.1

60510803

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-27.2

64510805

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-27.3

64520884

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

AQUARIUS

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 9

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-28.1

60510900

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-28.2

64510902

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-28.3

64520981

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

PISCUS (FISHES)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 10

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-29.1

60511003

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-29.2

64511005

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-29.3

64521084

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

ARIES (RAM)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 11

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-30.1

60511100

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-30.2

645111102

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-30.3

64521181

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

TAURUS (BULL)

ZODIAC SERIES II

# 12

State Medal

1994 / 5754

The complete series:

Silver and gold medals in square frames are depicted in the inner circle, and gold medals in round frames in the outer circle.

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-31.1

60511207

5754

1994

silver .925

 

 

 

Yezikot Aman

 

In square frame with hollow background.

40.00

1994-31.2

64511209

gold .585

 

 

 

Eber & Levin

 

In square frame with hollow background.

170.00

1994-31.3

64521208

gold .585

18

 

 

Credit Gold

 

In round frame upon a background of black enamel.

100.00

Since antiquity, humans have been attracted to the mystery of the stars and galaxies. Many have followed the course of the sun as it passes through the Zodiac cycle, wondering if it influences world and life events and the individual's personality and emotions. Even those with serious doubts enjoy checking their horoscope. Each in this series of the 12 signs of the Zodiac has been issued in three new versions in silver and gold.

 

ISRAEL - JORDAN PEACE

State Medal

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-32.1

440.1

15239703

5755

1994

tombac

70.0

140.0

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

Hecht

 

 

18/00

1994-32.2

45239385

cu-ni

38.5

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

10.00

1994-32.3

25239501

silver .999

50.0

60.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

 

 

75.00

1994-32.4

35239309

gold .750

30.0

15.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

750.00

"Our generation and the next, we are the ones who will transform this barren place into a fertile oasis. The drab browns and dull grays will burst forth into living vibrant greens". - Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel. "This great valley in which we stand will become the valley of peace, and when we come together to build and to make it bloom as never before, we will be doing so, Israelis and Jordanians together..." - Hussein I, King of Jordan, "...peace between Jordan and Israel is no longer a mirage. It is real. It will take root in the soil. It will grow to great heights and shelter generations to come". - William Jefferson Clinton, President of the United States.
 

Obverse:

Israel and Jordan flags with olive branch upon them. Inscribed "PEACE AGREEMENT ISRAEL-JORDAN" in Hebrew and Arabic above and in English below. At bottom "26.10.1994".
Reverse:
Star of David and crescent joined together with a dove holding olive branch in its beak in center.

 

BLESSED BE THIS HOME

State Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-33.1

441.1

15235505

5755

1995

tombac

70

140

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

Kretschmer

 

 

18.00

1994-33.2

15226718

5755

1995

tombac

70

140

plain (ser. # appears on separate plaque in frame)

Hecht

 

Hebrew, uniface, issued in frame

100.00

1994-33.3

15226726

5755

1995

tombac

70

140

plain (ser. # appears on separate plaque in frame)

Hecht

 

English, uniface, issued in frame

100.00

1994-33.4

15235505

5754

1994

brass

150

470

 

Kretschmer

 

 

150.00

1994-33.5

25235507

5754

1994

silver .999

150

370

 

Kretschmer

 

 

600.00

It is a common custom to hang a blessing for the home at its entrance to preserve the welfare of the house and its inhabitants. The blessing is engraved on this modelia. The design expresses the hope of living in peace, security and prosperity in our homes.


Obverse:
The blessing for the home in Hebrew is engraved within a frame in the shape of a house. Within the frame are two doves of peace and a pair of hands. Around the frame are stylized decorations of fruits of the Seven Species: grape vine, fig, and pomegranate.

Reverse:

The blessing for the home in English "Blessed Be This Home" is engraved within a frame in the shape of a house. Within the frame are two doves of peace and a pair of hands. Around the frame are stylized decorations of fruits of the Seven Species: grape vine, fig, and pomegranate.

 

MACCABI HAIFA - ISRAEL FOOTBALL CHAMPION

# 1

 TWO SOCCER PLAYERS

Official Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-34.1

442.1

46135380

5754

1994

cu-ni

38

26

plain

 

1,649

 

18.00

Maccabi Haifa was founded in 1919. The team won the League Championship in 1994.

Obverse:

Two soccer players with ball; to the left, the Hebrew inscription "Maccabi Haifa Israel Football Champion 5754 1993-'94". The second medal shows a map of Europe with a football behind it, with the English inscription "MACCABI HAIFA FOOTBALL CHAMPION OF ISRAEL 1993-'94".
Reverse:
Maccabi Haifa insignia.

 

MACCABI HAIFA - ISRAEL FOOTBALL (SOCCER) CHAMPION

# 2

MAP OF EUROPE

Official Medal

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-35.1

443.1

46134384

5754

1994

cu-ni

38

26

plain

 

1,649

 

18.00

Maccabi Haifa was founded in 1919. The team won the League Championship in 1994.


Obverse:
Map of Europe with a football behind it, with the English inscription "MACCABI HAIFA FOOTBALL CHAMPION OF ISRAEL 1993-'94".
Reverse:

Maccabi Haifa insignia.

 

MACCABI HAIFA - ISRAEL FOOTBALL (SOCCER) CHAMPION

Set of 2 Official Medals

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

OF SET

CAT. #

OF INDIVIDUAL

MEDALS

TECHNICAL

DETAILS

NAME OF MEDAL

SETS

ISSUED

REMARKS

 

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

SHEQEL

IGCMC

1994-36.1

444.1

75135385

442.1

46134384

Alloy: cu-ni

Diameter: 30 mm

Weight: 16 gr.

Edge: plain

Mint: ?

Obverse: two soccer players

1,649

 

35.00

443.1

46135380

Obverse: map of Europe

 

Maccabi Haifa was founded in 1919. The team won the League Championship in 1994. For this occasion a special folder was issued holding two medals./


Obverse:

The first medal depicts two football players with ball; to the left, the Hebrew inscription "Maccabi Haifa Israel Football Champion 5754 1993-'94". The second medal shows a map of Europe with a football behind it, with the English inscription "MACCABI HAIFA FOOTBALL CHAMPION OF ISRAEL 1993-'94".
Reverse:
On both medals, Maccabi Haifa insignia.

 

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

60TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-37.1

445.1

46133388

5754

1994

cu-ni

38.5

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,098

 

30.00

The Weizmann Institute of Science grew out of Daniel Ziv's research institute, established in 1934 at the initiative of Dr. Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel. The Ziv Institute was built through the generosity of Israel and Rebecca Ziv in memory of their son, Daniel. The Institute was official dedicated on 2 November 1949. The Weizmann Institute is involved in natural science and mathematical research and teaching. The research units are grouped into five faculties: mathematics, physics, chemistry, biophysics-biochemistry, and Dtology. In addition, the Feinberg Institute for Advanced Science and Nature Studies offers MA and Ph.D. degrees. The Science Teaching Division develops primary and secondary school texts and curricula.

Obverse:

Inscribed "60th ANNIVERSARY.WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE" along circumference at bottom, and in Hebrew above, with number "0" designed as in the form of the Tree of Life.
Reverse:

Image of Chaim Weizmann and the inscription "CHAIM WEIZMANN.120th ANNIVERSARY" in Hebrew and English, and the years "1874-1994 5635-5734".

 

AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE - "JOINT"

80TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-38.1

446.1

15938593

5754

1994

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

986

 

30.00

The Joint Distribution Committee was founded in 1914 to provide emergency aid to Jews in Israel. Since then, the Joint has also provided rescue and renewal opportunities to Jewish communities in distress in over 70 countries around the world. Joint Israel deals with development of innovated programs which assist the government and public organizations in offering hope and equal opportunity to underprivileged populations in Israel: the elderly, Ethiopian immigrants, immigrants over 45 years of age and single-parent families from the former Soviet Union. In addition, the Joint aids alienated and underprivileged youth, cares for victims of family violence and assists abused children and the handicapped. The medal marks 75 years of the Joint.

Obverse:
On the left, the number "80"; above it, the 80-year emblem of the Joint, below, the inscription "AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE" in English and Hebrew and "80th anniversary" in Hebrew. In the lower right half, along the circumference, the inscription "RELIEF RESCUE REHABILITATION".
Reverse:
A pomegranate sliced open on its right half, revealing many seeds. Below, along the circumference, the Talmudic passage "Replete with good deeds as a pomegranate with seeds" and the source "Brachot 57" in Hebrew and English.

 

DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-39.1

447.1

45940384

5754

1994

cu-ni

38.5

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,010

 

 

The Diamond Manufacturers Association was established in Israel in 1944. Today, it numbers some 500 members who represent small, medium-sized, and large diamond enterprises. The Association works for the advancement of the diamond industry and trade in diamonds. Its activities include: representing the industry before government and international organizations, advancement of research and development with the aim of making production more efficient and increasing the competitiveness of the industry in Israel, liaison with suppliers of raw materials, representing the industry in the central purchasing organization, labor relations, etc.

Obverse:
Emblem of the 50th anniversary of the Association - the number 50 is combined with a diamond and a gear. Below the emblem, the years "1944-1994". To the left in Hebrew and to the right in English, along the circumference, the inscription "ISRAEL DIAMOND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION LTD".
Reverse:
Model of a diamond set with real diamond. The diamond is held by calipers, combined with a microscope.

 

CAMERI THEATER

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-40.1

448.1

15943598

5754

1994

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,510

 

15.00

The Cameri Theater was founded in 1944 by Yosef Milo and a group of actors who wished to create a young, Israeli theater, in a format distinct from that already existing in Israel. From the beginning, the artistic hallmarks which characterize the Cameri to this day were clearly evident: encouragement of original plays and Israeli talent, awareness of international trends in modern drama, and presentation of classical works translated by the most outstanding Hebrew writers. Since 1971, the Cameri has been the municipal theater of Tel Aviv-Yafo. The board of directors of the theater, headed by the mayor of Tel Aviv, includes representatives from the arts and theater and public figures.

Obverse:
Stylized Hebrew inscription "50 years of Israeli theater" and emblem of the Cameri beneath it - inscribed in Hebrew "The Cameri of Tel Aviv" within a rectangular frame.
e:
Passage from Hebrew poem and the author's name, "Nathan Alterman".

 

RAV KOOK - MERKAZ HARAV YESHIVA

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-41.1

449.1

15944594

5754

1994

tyombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

 

 

20.00

The Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva was founded in 1924 in Jerusalem by the late Rabbi Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, Chief Rabbi of Israel. He regarded the founding of this yeshiva as the most important expression of Torah in <ne revival of Israel in its land, and as the main accomplishment of this revival. The yeshiva was established as a unique Torah center in Israel, aimed at increasing the link between Torah and the love of Israel and its land as Torah and spiritual values. It is one of the largest yeshivot in Israel, accommodating hundreds of students. Its fruits may be found in all aspects of life: jurists, rabbis, yeshiva heads and people working in science, settlement and additional areas. The medal was issued to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Merkaz HaRav.

On the obverse appears a framed color silk-screened picture of Rav Kook. Below, the years "1865-1935 5624-5664". Along the circumference, from right to left, the Hebrew inscription "Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, head of the Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva".
The reverse depicts the Merkaz HaRav building. Above it, in Hebrew, "Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva Jerusalem". Below, in Hebrew, "Torah, Nation, Land of Israel".

 

IMAGE NEWSPAPER

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5754

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-42.1

450.1

45939317

5754

1994

cu-ni

31

15

plain

Kremnica

1,005

 

50.00

A medal issued exclusively for the French Jewish newspaper IMAGE, issued in France with the aim of obtaining new subscribers and strengthening its link with Israel. This medal expresses the eternal connection between Diaspora Jewry and Jerusalem.

Obverse:
Israel's flag composed of stylized lines. Above it, old buildings, a symbol of the Old City of Jerusalem. Below, artist's signature "RAFO".
Reverse:
Two yeshiva students leaning on the Western Wall with the State flag in their hands. Along the circumference, to the right, in Hebrew, the passage "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem". To the left, in French, "SI JE T'OUBLIE JERUSALEM" and the source "PS. 137". Below, to the left of the figures, the artist's signature "DAN NATAF".

 

TO FATHER WITH LOVE

"NANA"

Type I (spelling error in Russian)

State Medal

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-43.1

451.1

15230597

5755

1994

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Hecht

289

 

25.00

1994-43.2

25230379

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

217

 

70.00

1994-43.3

35220185

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

120

 

350.00

1994-43.4

35230127

gold .585

12.5

1.0

reeded

Kretschmer

133

 

80.00

The medal "To Father With Love" expresses the love and admiration for fathers which it is not always easy to express in words. These are universal feelings, and are expressed in this medal in universal symbols: a flower and the word "father" in several languages. This medal is the counterpart of the "Best Mom" medal.


Obverse:
A flower. On the right, along the circumference, the Hebrew inscription "to father with love".
Reverse:
The word "father" in Hebrew, Russian, English, Yiddish, and French. Below, to the left of the inscription, a heart. The medal was issued in two versions as a result of an error in the first in which the Russian word for father was misspelled. This medal is Version I with the Russian word for Father misspelled NANA instead of ПАПА.

 

TO FATHER WITH LOVE

"ПАПА" (PAPA)

Type II (corrected text in Russian)

State Medal

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-44.1

452.1

15241598

5755

1995

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Hecht

 

 

18.00

1994-44.2

25241370

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

40.00

1994-44.3

35241186

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

1994-44.4

35241128

gold .585

12.5

1.0

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

50.00

The medal "To Father With Love" expresses the love and admiration for fathers which it is not always easy to express in words. These are universal feelings, and are expressed in this medal in universal symbols: a flower and the word "father" in several languages. This medal is the counterpart of the "Best Mom" medal.


Obverse:
A flower. On the right, along the circumference, the Hebrew inscription "to father with love".
Reverse:
The word "father" in Hebrew, Russian, English, Yiddish, and French. Below, to the left of the inscription, a heart. The medal was issued in two versions as a result of an error in the first in which the Russian word for father was misspelled. This medal is Version II with the Russian word for Father correctly spelled  ПАП (instead of NANA on Version I). Although Version II is listed as issued in 1994, it was actually released in 1995.

 

HOLLAND - ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP

State Medal

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-45.1

453.1

15234703

5755

1994

tombac

70

140

plain

Utrecht

 

 

20.00

1994-45.2

25234501

silver .999

50

60

plain

Utrecht

 

 

80.00

The bond of friendship between the Netherlands and Israel was forged during the birth of the Jewish state, but its roots go back to the warm welcome Spanish Jewish exiles found in Holland in the 16th century. Dutch resistance to the Nazis in World War II and the valor many individuals displayed in rescuing Jews from death rave left a deep impression and sense of gratitude in Israel. The Netherlands supported the United Nations partition resolution of 1947 calling for a Jewish state and quickly established diplomatic relations with Israel. Economic and cultural ties between the two countries are excellent. Both countries have used innovative solutions in coping with their unique geographies. Many of Israel's commemorative coins have been minted at the Royal Netherlands Mint in Utrecht and many of our banknotes have been printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé in Haarlem.


Obverse:
Israel side - hands planting and making the desert bloom. Along the circumference, the inscription "MAN AND NATURE" in Hebrew, Dutch and English. At the bottom, the Israel State emblem.
Reverse:
Dutch side - Dykes, waves, windmills, lighthouse and tulips, sea-level gauge. Along the circumference, the inscription "HOLLAND ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP" in Hebrew, Dutch and English. At the bottom, the Dutch royal coat of arms.

 

IGCMC OUTSTANDING SUBSCRIBER

State Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-46.1

454.1

45242388

5755

1994

cu-ni

38.5

26

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

Gov't Mint

1,461

Outstanding subscriber

12.00

454.2

45243384

 

38.5

26

1,249

Silver subscriber

15.00

454.3

45244380

 

38.5

26

571

Gold subscriber

20.00

Since 1990, until its privatization in 2008, the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation used to present its high-volume subscribers with a medal especially minted for this purpose and not further sold to the public, in order to encourage them and as a way of thanking them and showing them how highly they were regarded. Outstanding subscribers were those who met IGCMC criteria for type of purchase and total amount. Three types of medal were distributed to subscribers classified as: Outstanding Subscribers; Silver Subscribers; Gold Subscribers. The medal's obverse had a yearly changing subject, whereas the reverse had more or less standard text depending on the type of subscriber.

 

The medal's obverse shows the Seal of Jeremiah, carnelian stone, 8th century BC. The seal depicts a gazelle. Beneath are the words "to Jeremiah" in ancient Hebrew letters. The seal was in the collection of Teddy Kollek. In the lower portion, along the circumference, the words "SEAL OF JEREMIAH" in Hebrew and English.
The reverse depicts the IGCMC logo, the text "IN APPRECIATION TO OUR OUTSTANDING / SILVER / GOLD SUBSCRIBER" in Hebrew and English, and the year of issue "1994 5755". The corporation's name in Hebrew and English appears around the rim.

 

HERZLIYA

70TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1994 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1994-47.1

455.1

15942592

 

 

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,010

 

40.00

On the 26th of Heshvan, 5684 (1924), the first settlers of Herzliya erected the first hut there, upon barren land in the Sharon. This was the first landmark in the city's history. The first seven settlers and the first hut symbolize belief in the Zionist vision, the vision of Dr. Theodore Herzl, whose name Herzliya bears, and the settlement which, on 11 April 1960, official became a city. The medal marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the city of Herzliya. It is for presentation to honorees of the city and residents who contribute to the social, community, industrial, and economic welfare of Herzliya.

Obverse:
Seventieth anniversary emblem of the city: Hebrew inscription "70 for Herzliya 5685-5755", city emblem to the left and seven stars in a horizontal line, crossing the number "70", a symbol of the seven original settlers. Above, along the circumference, "CITY OF HERZLIYA 1924-1994". Below, along circumference, in Hebrew, "Herzliya, a legend of a city", the slogan of the 70th Anniversary festivities.
Reverse:
Herzliya coast: bathing beaches, hotels, marina, and leisure and entertainment spots. Below, along circumference, in Hebrew, Herzl's motto: "...if you will it, it is no dream..."

 

1995

 

FREEDOM

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-1.1

15233951

5735

1995

bronze

82

350

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

Itamar Casting

999

 

60.00

1995-1.2

25233602

silver .935

59

180

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, STERLING 925 (E), SILVER (H), ser. #

599

 

300.00

1995-1.3

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

 

300.00

"Our servicemen fought, not to conquer... but rather to rescue and restore freedom to those persecuted and oppressed..." The "Liberation" Monument, sculpted by the Nathan Rapoport, commemorates the spirit, dedication and compassion of the American Serviceman as liberator of the oppressed of the Holocaust. The Allies, victorious over Nazi Germany and the liberation of Europe, proclaimed four basic freedoms as the right of all mankind: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from fear and freedom from want. The enlightened of the world continue to fight for these ideals. The Freedom Medal was issued in honor of the freedom fighters symbolized in the Liberation Monument. It was struck using a casting method.

Obverse:
The Liberation Monument of American artist Nathan Rapoport, which stands in Liberty Park in New Jersey. Beneath the monument is the artist's signature. Along the circumference above is the word "LIBERATION" in Hebrew and English.
Reverse:
The earth, above it the letter "V" and below it, the number 50. Around the circumference, the word "FREEDOM" in Hebrew, French, Russian, Polish, Yiddish and English.

 

ZIM ISRAEL NAVIGATION COMPANY

50TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-2.1

16136592

5755

1995

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

 

 

15.00

1995-2.2

26136502

silver .999

50

60

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., S 999.9 (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

 

 

100.00

On 7th June 1945, a new corporation was registered with the British mandatory authorities. It was called Zim, Israel Shipping Corporation. The name Zim comes from the Bible: "Ships (Zim) from the quarter of Kittim" (Numbers). It was given to the company by David Remez, later appointed first Transportation Minister of the State of Israel. The Jewish Agency, The Histadrut and Eretz Israel Maritime Authority founded the company. The company began with the ship Kedma. After the establishment of the State, Zim transported refugees and new immigrants and over the years it established a large and diverse worldwide network. Zim is not only a shipping company, but a modern, integrated, international transportation land, sea and air network. Several years after this medal was issued, Zim was privatized and sold off to a controversial family of shipping magnates.

 
Obverse:
Fifty-year symbol of Zim - the globe with the number "50" at the center, seven stars, the inscription "Zim" in Hebrew and English and the years "1945-1995". Above the symbol, the years 5705-5755. Below the symbol, wavy lines and the inscription "ALL WAYS-ZIM" in Hebrew and English.
Reverse:
Truck, crane lifting container, ship, and airplane. Along the circumference, the inscription "LIKE THE MERCHANTS SHIPS... FROM AFAR" with source "PROVERBS 31, 14.

 

MACCABI TEL AVIV - ISRAEL FOOTBALL (SOCCER) CHAMPIONS

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-3.1

46137382

5755

1995

cu-ni

38.5

26

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

Gov't Mint

2,000

 

12.00

1995-3.2

26137370

silver .935

37.0

26

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

 

 

 

50.00

In honor of the impressive performance of Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 1994/1995 league games, culminating in the team winning the championship, this special medal was issued. The Jewish sports league Maccabi, whose is the Hebrew initials of the words in the passage "who is like unto Thee, O God" (Exodus 15:11), was founded in Istanbul in 1894. In 1906, the first sports organization in Eretz-lsrael was founded as Rishon LeZion which later changed its name to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Obverse:

football players running after a ball with the coastline Tel Aviv in the background. To the left, the inscription "Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel Football Champion" in Hebrew, the year 1994/5 5755.
Reverse:

Emblem of Maccabi Tel Aviv - a drawing depicting a football, with the Maccabi emblem to the left. Above, the words "MACCABI VISA TEL-AVIV" in Hebrew below and m English above.

 

PURIM

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-4.1

15240592

5755

1995

tombac

59.0

98.0

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

Kremnica Mint

 

 

15.00

1995-4.2

25240374

silver .935

37.0

26.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

35.00

1995-4.3

35240180

gold .750

18.0

4.4

reeded

Kretschmer

 

 

250.00

The name Purim is derived from the Persian word "pur," meaning "lot". Haman cast lots in order to determine the day for the mass destruction of all the Jews. However, with the help of Mordechai and his niece Esther, the events took a miraculous turn and the Jews were saved. The wicked decree was canceled and Haman and his ten sons were hanged on a tree. On Purim, celebrated on the 14th of Adar, the Scroll of Esther, a book of the Bible, is read twice: once on the eve of the holiday and once the morning of Purim. In Jerusalem and walled cities, Purim is celebrated a day later. Purim is a day of joy, with feasting, drinking and costumes. People send gifts of food to one another and especially to the poor.
 

Obverse:

The Scroll of Esther. On the opened part appears the nscription "PURIM" in Hebrew and English. Upon the rolled part of the scroll, the words "Scroll of Esther" in Hebrew.
Reverse:
To the right, a bottle of wine and a goblet. Below, Mishloah Manot (gifts of food) and Purim coins (signifying the Purim Half Sheqel customarily given to the synagogue during the holiday). In the upper portion, a Hebrew inscription from the book of Esther "...feasting and joy, and of sending choice portions to one another, and gifts to the poor).

 

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY

25TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

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MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-5.1

45941380

5755

1995

cu-ni

38.5

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,010

 

50.00

Intensive development of settlement in the Negev and of the city of Beersheba began in the 1950s. Institutions, including: the Negev Research Institute, the Center for Atomic Research, a branch of the Volcani Institute and Soroka Hospital were established. In 1963, a branch of the Technion opened in Beersheba, offering afternoon courses in several branches of engineering as well as other courses. In 1965, a decision was made to create a new academic institution, the University of the Negev, located north of Soroka Hospital. On 9 November 1969, the government approved the decision of the ministers for science and technology to open the University in 1970.
 

Obverse:
The number "25" combined with the flag of the University. Below, the year of issue, "1995-5755". Along the circumference, above in Hebrew and below in English, the inscription "BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV MARKS ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY".
Reverse:
Image of David Ben-Gurion. Below, in Hebrew and English, the inscription "DAVID BEN-GURION" and the years "1886-1973", "5636-5734". Above, in Hebrew and English along the circumference, the inscription "THE POWER OF SCIENCE WILL BE TESTED IN THE NEGEV".
 

 

STEIMATZKY

70TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-6.1

15945590

5755

1995

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,010

 

150.00

Steimatzky was founded in 1925. Today it is one of Israel's two major book store chains.

 

The medal's obverse depicts the stylized word "Steimatzky" in Hebrew and English. Below is the company emblem, a stylized letter "S" with two books in it. Above, along the circumference, in Hebrew and English: "SEVENTY YEARS OF CULTURE 1925-1995".
The reverse shows a stylized number "70" with historical and cultural figures and symbols from Israel and abroad around it, Yehezkel Steimatzky (the company's founder), the letter "aleph", book pages, Rodin's statue "The Thinker," portrait of Herzl, Michelangelo's "Moses," a CD, a violin.

 

MAARIV DAILY NEWSPAPER

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-7.1

25946506

5755

1993

silver .999

50

60

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., S 999 (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

1,006

 

100.00

Maariv is the oldest daily newspaper in Israel, and several decades ago was Israel's largest newspaper as well. However, due to mismanagement by incompetent owners, the quality and readership of Maariv has steadily declined since the 1990s. For decades, Maariv with its once famous slogan "The newspaper with the largest distribution in Israel" had a clear edge over its main and fierce rival, Yedioth Aharonot whose slogan (borrowed from the 1973 Yom Kippur War) was "The newspaper of the nation". This medal reflects Maariv's eclipse with the once ubiquitous slogan conspicuously missing.


Obverse:
Inscribed "Maariv" in Hebrew, as it appears in the newspaper logo, upon a background of a news article and relief of several newspaper pages.
Reverse:
Inscribed "THE WORD'S WORTH" in Hebrew and English, with a printing press in the background. This slogan reflects the reliability of good news reporting.

 

GRADUATION

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-8.1

15246750

5755

1995

tombac

590.0

980.0

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

Kremnica Mint

 

 

15.00

1995-8.2

45245394

cu-ni

38.50

260.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

Also issued with blue and white ribbon

10.00

1995-8.3

45245386

cu-ni

38.50

260.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

Arabic-language version

50.00

1995-8.4

25245374

silver .935

370.0

260.0

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

Gov't Mint

 

 

50.00

1995-8.5

35245245

gold .750

240.0

10.36

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

 

 

550.00

The last class. The diploma. There is a mixture of sadness and joy in young hearts, of expectation mixed with trepidation, of great hopes and aspirations. One phase of life is over. Friends bid farewell and the familiar is tot behind for the unknown. The excitement of graduation is universal. Everyone enjoys looking back and reminiscing.

Obverse:
A diploma tied with a ribbon. Below, the inscription "Congratulations on your Graduation" in English; in Hebrew along the upper right part of the circumference.
Reverse:
The passage "GO AND PROSPER" and its source 'KINGS I, in Hebrew and English. Surrounding it, symbols connected to studies.

 

TRIBE OF GAD

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #7

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-9.1

15246750

5755

1995

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1995-9.2

25246605

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999 (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1995-9.3

35246453

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

The Tribe of Gad Medal is the seventh in series of the Twelve Tribes created by Salvador Dali in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the State of Israel. The inspiration for depicting the Tribe of Gad as the Camp of God is drawn from Jacob's blessing of Gad: "Gad shall be raided by raiders, but he shall raid at their heels" (Genesis 49:19). The raiders of Gad are depicted as a tent encampment spread out over a plain.
 

Obverse:
Tribe of "Gad" - a colored silkscreen depicting a desert encampment and blue sky. The inscription "GAD" in Hebrew and English. Below, the artist's signature.
Reverse:
Dali's work "Hora around the Menorah" from his "Aliyah" series. Below, artist's name in Hebrew.

 

YESUD HA-MAALA

110TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-10.1

15947594

5755

1995

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,010

 

50.00

The moshava Yesud Ha-Maala which renewed Jewish settlement in the Hula Valley, was founded in 1883. The first settlers were immigrants from Poland and residents of Safed. During the War of Independence, the moshava stood steadfast against the Syrians who invaded from the east and served as a base for operations at Nebi-Yusha against an invasion from Lebanon. In 1956, after the draining of the Hula Lake, agricultural areas grew and a process of growth and development began. Immigrants from Cochin were absorbed in the community. Until the Six-Day War, the moshava suffered from Syrian shelling from the Golan Heights. The heroic history of the pioneer settlers in the Hula valley is commemorated in this medal.

Obverse:
Emblem of Yesud Ha-Maala. From it, emerges a row of buildings similar to the one represented in the emblem. Along the upper circumference, in Hebrew, the inscription "renews the Jewish settlement of the Hula Valley". Below, in Hebrew and in English along the circumference, "110th ANNIVERSARY OF YESUD HA-MAALA".
Reverse:
View of Yesud Ha-Maala with mountains and plants in the background. Below, in Hebrew, a passage from Ezra 7:9.

 

TRIBE OF LEVI

TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL SERIES - #8

BY SALVADOR DALI

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-11.1

15247756

5755

1995

tombac

75

140.00

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

Kretschmer

2,250

Oval 75x60 mm

50.00

1995-11.2

25247601

silver .999

60

105.00

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999 (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

1,250

Oval 60x48 mm

150.00

1995-11.3

35247756

gold .750

45

41.46

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

650

Oval 45x36 mm

1,800.00

Tribe of Levi Medal is the eighth in series of the Twelve Tribes created by Salvador Dali in honor of the Anniversary of the State of Israel. The Tribe of Levi is depicted by the artist as a sailboat upon a red sea as a symbol of the disputed waters in Moses' blessing (Deuteronomy 33:8). The Tribe of Levi did not receive any geographical territory and had no land of its own. The body of the sailboat resembles a precious stone, symbolizing the breastplate in the Tabernacle for which the Levites were responsible. The sail suggests the Tent of Congregation. Moses and Aaron, who led the Israelites out of Egypt, were Levites. The high priesthood and leadership of the nation fell upon this tribe.

Obverse:

Tribe of "Levi" - a colored silkscreen depicting a sailboat upon a red sea. To the left of the work is the inscription "Levi" in Hebrew and English. Below, the artist's signature.
Reverse:

Dali's work "Hora around the Menorah" from his "Aliyah" series. Below, artist's name in Hebrew.

 

DECORATION FOR DISABLED SERVICEMEN OF WORLD WAR II

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-12.1

15948409

5755

1995

tombac

40

25

plain

Zechovoy

432

 

80.00

The organization of soldiers and partisans, disabled veterans of the fight against Nazism, gathers together those who fought the Nazis who were wounded in battle and are honored in the State of Israel as disabled war veterans according to the law of Disabled Veterans of the Fight against Nazism 1954 5714. Over one and a half million Jewish fighters participated in battles against the Nazis, the decoration symbolizes the participation of Jewish fighters with the allied armies and notes the historic 50 year anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. The organization has over 10,000 members.

Obverse:
Flags of the Allies: USA, United Kingdom, France and Russia. Above these is the flag of Israel, below, the years 1945-1995. Along the upper circumference, in Hebrew and English, the inscription "50 YEARS TO VICTORY ON GERMANY". Along lower circumference, in Hebrew "World Organization of Jewish Fighters, Partisans and Camp Prisoners". The decoration is on a red-yellow and blue-white ribbon on the upper portion of which are the years "1945-1995".
Reverse:
Map of Europe with flags of the Allies, the Israeli flag and a swastika. In the upper portion, along the circumference in Hebrew, "1,500,000 Jews fought in World War 1939-1945". Below, along the circumference in Hebrew, the inscription "Disabled Veterans of Fight against Nazism".

 

HATIKVAH

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-13.1

15248590

5755

1995

tombac

59

85

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

Kremnica Mint

 

 

15.00

1995-13.1

25248500

 

 

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

 

 

100.00

Our hope is not yet lost
The hope of 2,000 years
To be a free people in our land
The Land of Zion and Jerusalem

(from "Hatikvah," Naftali Hertz Imber)

"Hatikvah" - the hope - is not just expectation and anticipation, but more: it is our national anthem, written in 1887. There is no symbol of the Jewish people more definitive than "Hatikvah" and the blue and white flag.


Obverse:

Cowered silk screen of the national flag in blue and white. Along the circumference, in the upper portion, the word "HATIKVAH" in Hebrew and English; in the lower portion, -THE HOPE OF ISRAEL'.
Reverse:

Satellite photograph of the Land of Israel with stars in the background on top. To the left, the inscription "TO BE A FREE PEOPLE IN OUR LAND" in Hebrew and English.

 

JOY

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-14.1

35249126

5755

1995

gold .585

12.5

1

reeded

Credit Gold

 

Issued as pendants

60.00

Judaism regards joy as a mitzva. Passages such as "rejoice in your holidays" and "rejoice before God" appear repeatedly in the Bible. King David danced unashamed before the Ark of the Covenant in the procession bringing it to Jerusalem. Other expressions of joy occur in the Bible: "The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs" (Psalm 114). This medal reflects joy through nature - the sun shining in all the colors of the spectrum.


Obverse:

Sun shining in many colors, enamel on a metallic colored background.
Reverse:

Three concentric rings divided into 12 fields like the Zodiac ring. In the upper portion, the sun is depicted. In the lower portion, the word 'JOY" in Hebrew and English.

 

AUSCHWITZ SURVIVORS' CONGRESS

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-15.1

15949421

5755

1995

zamak

40

23

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C., ZAMAK (H+E), ser. #

Tigal

3,922

 

80.00

An international congress of survivors of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was held in Israel marking the 50th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. There were 4,000 participants.
 

The obverse of the medal depicts the logo of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. The text near the upper rim reads: "50 Years since the liquidation of the Auschwitz death camp." The text near the bottom rim reads: "Congress of Auschwitz survivors - Jerusalem January 1995 Shevat 5755."
The reverse shows a portion of a red and yellow Star of David against the background of the death camp, Auschwitz. Within the Star of David is a Hebrew passage from Ezekiel 34: "I raised you from your graves my people... and I gave you my spirit and you lived."

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY OF IDF FALLEN

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-16.1

15959591

5755

1995

tombac

59

98

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

16,486

8,500 medals numbered 0001-8500

12.00

Hecht

7,986 medals numbered 8501-16486

The medal was issued in memory of those who fell in battles for Israel's independence, on the occasion of Israel's 47th Independence Day.

Obverse:
Inscribed "Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel's Wars" m Hebrew. To the left, the State emblem. Along the lower circumference, in Hebrew, "Ministry of Defense* Rehabilitation Department»Unit for Memorializing Soldiers.1995 5754".
Reverse:
Emblem of the IDF - A sword surrounded by olive leaves. To the left, a candle flame. Below it, in Hebrew, "because of them".

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY OF IDF FALLEN

CHIEF OF STAFF GIFT TO IDF ORPHANS

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-17.1

88970108

5755

1995

silver .925

30

3

plain

Credit Gold

1,150

Issued in watches only (manufactured by Adi, Kvutzat Yavne)

100.00

Each year towards Independence Day, the Chief of General Staff traditionally presents IDF orphans up to 18 years of age with a symbolic gift expressing a message of love and honor on behalf of the General Staff and the IDF.
The medal is designed to convey to the recipient the esteem of not only the Chief of General Staff but also of the IDF and the State of Israel. The picture and the inscriptions on the medal are meant to speak a thousand words of love and esteem to every IDF orphan and his or her family. The medal was issued on Israel's 47th Independence Day, the theme of which was peace.

Obverse:
Two doves of peace in flight opposite each other. Above, the IDF emblem. Below, the inscription "from the IDF with love" in Hebrew and the year, "1995 5755".
Reverse:
Signature of the Chief of Staff "Amnon Lipkin-Shahak", with the inscription "Yours" in Hebrew above it and "Major General, Chief of General Staff" below.

 

HERTZ

30TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-18.1

25950377

5755

1995

silver .935

37

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. SILVER 935 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,006

 

50.00

In 1995, the Israeli branch of the Hertz car rental company celebrated its 30th anniversary.
Obverse:
The inscription "Hertz #1" in Hebrew and English upon a background of the number "30", twice in different sizes. Above the number is the Hebrew year "5755" and below it, "1995". In the circumference, the inscription "thirty years", in Hebrew above and in English below.
Reverse:
Symbol of the dove of peace in the form of a Star of David. Along the circumference, above in Hebrew the words "year of peace" and below in English, "ISRAEL'.

 

"JERUSALEM 3000"

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-19.1

15250709

5755

1995

tombac

70

140

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

Hecht

 

 

18.00

1995-19.2

25250504

cu-ni

38.5

26

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

Gov't Mint

 

Also issued as keyring

10.00

1995-19.3

45250381

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9, (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

3,000

 

100.00

1995-19.4

35250305

gold .750

30

15

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,999

 

1,000.00

1995-19.5

55250359

platinum .999

35

31.1

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

Gov't Mint

555

 

SPOT
(1 oz.)

In 1995 it was 3000 years ago that King David conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites and established the "City of David" on the ridge above the Pool of Siloam. The city was surrounded by deep valleys on three sides. Above it, to the north, was the hill upon which the Temple would be built. David turned Jerusalem into the capital of the Kingdom of Israel, concentrating all royal, political and religious authority, in a single place and person for the first time. David's son Solomon completed his father's work and built the Temple. Ruled by many nations in the course of its history, Jerusalem has stimulated the imagination of much of mankind. It remains the City of David to this day.
 

Obverse:

Panoramic view of old and new Jerusalem with the inscription "3000" and 'Jerusalem City of David" in Hebrew in the center, and in English and Arabic along the upper circumference.
Reverse:

Depiction of a mosaic showing King David from the ancient synagogue at Gaza. Below, along the circumference, the inscription "House of David" in ancient Hebrew script from the Tel Dan Stele (9th century B.C.E.). Along the circumference, the passage "He called it the City of David" and the source "2 Samuel" in Hebrew and English.

 

THE PARATROOPERS

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-20.1

25251159

5755

1995

silver .999

15.0

1.5

reeded

Kretschmer

&

Credit Gold

 

Issued in pendants only

30.00

1995-20.2

35251145

gold .585

14.5

1.8

 

200.00

1995-20.3

35251123

gold .585

12.5

1.0

 

60.00

The Israel Defense Force Paratroop Force was established in 1948 and has participated in all of Israel's wars. The "red berets" are an elite unit. Their important role in the battle for Jerusalem during the Six Day War is but part of their fame. The Paratrooper medal was issued in conjunction with the paratroopers nonprofit organization.

 

Obverse:

Emblem of the Paratroopers - a double-winged parachute.
Reverse:
Image of a soldier in uniform bearing arms. To his left, the Hebrew word meaning "follow me".

 

ALEXANDER OF MACEDON

State Medal

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-21.1

25252185

5755

1995

silver .925

18

3.2

plain

Aber & Levine

 

Issued in pendants only

30.00

Alexander of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest military minds of history. During his conquests, he spread Hellenistic culture to Egypt, Persia, Mesopotamia and India. When he passed through Jerusalem, his meeting with the high priest resulted in a special connection with the Jewish people. The Alexander of Macedon drachma became the most common Greek coin during that period. The adillion was designed on the basis of an Alexander of Macedon coin dated to 330 BC. It is identical in all its details to the original, with the exception of its perfectly round shape and the letter "R" (replica) at the edge of the adillion (pendant), to avoid confusion with genuine ancient coins.

Obverse:
Portrait of Heracles from Greek mythology, crowned with a lion head.
Reverse:
Portrait of Zeus from Greek mythology, seated on his throne with an eagle.

 

SHALOM TOURISM YEAR

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

CAT. #

DATE ISSUED

ALLOY

Ø
MM

WT.
GR.

EDGE

&

MARKINGS

MINT

MINTAGE

REMARKS

VALUE
USD

SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-22.1

25953503

5755

1995

silver .999

50

60

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999 (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

506

 

100.00

Marking the Shalom Tourism Year, this medal is an expression of the development of Israel's tourism industry, which is becoming one of the major areas of the country's economy. Tourism's contribution to the economy will contribute to Israel's economic independence. Tourism is the most important bridge between peoples in the Middle East and is the basis for greater understanding.

Obverse:
Dove of peace in the form of a Star of David. Along the circumference, "Israel says shalom to the tourist" above in Hebrew, and "THE SHALOM TOURISM YEAR" below in English and to the left in Arabic.
Reverse:
The right half presents images of tourism in Israel: guest houses, sun and sea. The left half bears the inscription "MINISTRY OF TOURISM" in Hebrew above and in English below and the year 1995 5755". On both sides "israel" is inscribed, combined with the Ministry of Tourism emblem, two men carrying a huge cluster of grapes.

 

METULLA

100TH ANNIVERSARY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5755

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IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-23.1

45954383

5755

1995

cu-ni

38.5

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

1,010

 

40.00

Metulla is a small settlement with a big history, at the tip of Upper Galilee. It was founded in 1896 and determined Israel's northern frontier. The settlement preserves its pastoral atmosphere and combines old and new, restoring and preserving the traces of the early settlement of Israel. The inhabitants earn a living from agriculture, tourism and services. The town has a wide range of modern services, including cultural, educational and sports facilities, a shopping center and medical and social services. The local council plans to develop the tourism, recreational and service sectors while preserving the traditional character of Metulla. The town is truly a fulfillment of the dreams of its founders.

Obverse:
The shiny right side bears the Hebrew inscription "Metulla is 100". The matte left half has the number "100" with the local council's emblem in the right zero. Below, the years "1896-1996 5656-5756".
Reverse:
Motifs from the emblem of the local council: agriculture, water fall, Mt. Hermon and surrounding mountains. Above, "METULLA" in Hebrew and English.

 

ISAIAH'S PROPHECY OF PEACE

State Medal

1995 / 5756

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IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-24.1

15253901

5756

1995

brass

190

470

plain

Hecht

999

Issued in frame only, uniface

250.00

1995-24.2

25253903

silver .999

190

600

499

1,000.00

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling; and the little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; the young ones shall lie down together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole. The weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den". (Isaiah 11:6-8). "Isaiah's Prophecy" is one of the works depicted in the tapestry which Marc Chagall created for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. The animals in the prophecy are seen within a burning bush. They are surrounded by throngs of people and angels.

Obverse:
Colored lithograph depicting the peace prophecy - figures of animals surrounded by throngs of people and angels. Along the circumference, the inscription "ISAIAH'S PROPHECY OF PEACE" in Hebrew and English and the artist's name, "marc chagall".
Reverse:
Smooth (uniface).

 

NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH FEDERATION

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5756

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SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-25.1

25955397

5756

1995

silver .935

37

26

IGCMC emblem, I.G.C.M.C. SILVER 935 (H+E), ser. #

Gov't Mint

504

 

80.00

The American Jewish Federation was founded in 1895 in Boston with the aim of preserving Jewish values in North America, in Israel and around the world. Members of the Federation serve local communities and are enlisted to aid world Jewry. Today, the Federation Board, the governing body which directs the organization's institutions, oversees 200 Federations in North America. The Jewish Federation works to preserve Judaism, strengthen local communities and improve the quality of Jewish life, increase the financial resources at the disposal of the communities and is active in the spheres of religion, culture, and social and educational services. It also works to strengthen Israel and the links between North American and Jewry and Israel.

Obverse:
Emblem of the Council of Jewish Federation - the letters CJF with a menorah inside the letter C. Below the emblem, the inscription "NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH FEDERATIONS". Above, along the circumference, "A CENTURY OF CHANGE.HERITAGE.ACTION. INNOVATION". Below, along the circumference, the years "1895-1995".
Reverse:
The passage "THE MORE TZEDAKAH THE MORE PEACE" in stylized Hebrew script above, and in English below. The source "Avot 2" in Hebrew.

 

SHLOMO AZOULAY

Official Medal

(not sold to public)

1995 / 5756

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SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-26.1

15956703

5756

1995

tombac

70

140

IGCMC emblem, IGCMC, BRONZE (H+E), ser. #

Kretschmer

700

 

50.00

Shlomo Azoulay, an economist, was born in Morocco. He completed his higher education in France, and devoted 50 years to Zionism and to helping Jews. In 1940, he helped organized the reception of Jewish refugees who arrived in Morocco from Spain. In 1943 he helped to found the first youth group of the Karl Netter Club; in 1950 he helped establish the D.E.E.I., an educational Jewish youth movement in Morocco. In 1954/5 he participated in recruiting Karl Netter youth into Framework, a resistance group. In 1953 he actively supported Moroccan independence from France. In 1955-1964, he acted to promote Jewish immigration to Israel from Morocco.


Obverse:
Image of Shlomo (Solomon) Azoulay. Along the circumference, in Hebrew, above, "congratulations to Shlomo Azulai"; below, "on his 70th birthday and the anniversary of his blessed activity on behalf of the Jews of Morocco 1995 5755.
Reverse:

Images of a Jewish man, woman and child from Morocco, facing Jerusalem. In the background, illegal immigrants with the coastline, a ship and lighthouse. Above, along the circumference "ALYA ILLEGALE DE L'EGOZ SYMBOLE DU JUDAISME MAROCAIN" in Hebrew and French.

 

YITZHAK RABIN

State Medal

1995 / 5756

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DATE ISSUED

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SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-27.1

15257701

5756

1995

tombac

70.0

140.0

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

Hecht & Kretschmer

12,021

 

15.00

1995-27.2

45257383

cu-ni

38.5

26.0

 

Gov't Mint & Radad

9,277

 

10.00

1995-27.3

25257509

silver .999

50.0

60.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL, S 999.9 (H+E), ser. #

Hecht

5,348

 

100.00

1995-27.4

35257349

gold .999

34.0

26.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 999.9, ser. #

Gov't Mint & Credit Gold

2,070

 

1,300.00

1995-27.5

35257307

gold .750

30.0

15.0

State emblem, STATE OF ISRAEL (H+E), G 750, ser. #

Gov't Mint

2,361

 

650.00

On 4th November 4 1995,  at the conclusion of a mass rally "No to Violence, Yes to Peace", Yitzhak Rabin, Israel's prime minister and minister of defense, was assassinated. Yitzhak Rabin was born on March 1, 1922 in Jerusalem. In 1940 he joined the Palmach; became commander of the Harel Brigade in 1948, and head of the operational division of the Israel Defense Force General Command in 1950. In 1964 he was appointed Chief of General Staff and led the IDF to victory in the Six-Day War. In 1968 he was appointed ambassador to the USA. and in 1973 was elected prime minister. He left office in 1977 and was re-elected in 1992. In 1993 he signed the "Declaration of Principles" with the Palestinians and in 1994 signed the Israel-Jordan Peace Agreement.

Obverse:

portrait of Yitzhak Rabin with the Israeli flag in the background. To the left, along the circumference, the words "PRIME MINISTER YITZHAK RABIN" in Hebrew and English; below, the years "1922-1995 5682-5756".
Reverse:
A dove, the State emblem, IDF emblem and Palmach emblem. Below these are the words "I devoted all my life So security and peace" in Hebrew and English and Rabin's signature in Hebrew and English. On the gold medal, the reverse is turned 180 degrees (coin alignment).

 

HANUKKA

State Medal

1995 / 5756

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SHEQEL

IGCMC

Heb.

Civil

1995-28.1