State medal recognizes Iron Dome

December 16, 2012 16:27

Coin depicts three Iron Dome interceptors above a city skyline, along with verse "I will shield this city..."

Front surface of Iron Dome medal

Front surface of Iron Dome medal 370. (photo credit:courtesy)

The Israel Coins and Medals Corporation issued a state medal in honor of Iron Dome on Sunday. Part of the proceeds from sales will go toward rebuilding cities damaged by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

The front of the medal depicts three Iron Dome interceptors above a city skyline, with the Biblical verse: “I will shield this city to save it” (Isaiah 37:35). On the reverse side is a picture of the Iron Dome emblem and the Iron Dome itself, accompanied by the inscription “Iron Dome 2012” in Hebrew and English. It was designed by Igal Gabay.

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The medal has been struck in two forms: 925-sterling silver, 38.8-millimeter diameter, 28.8-gram weight and 3,600 issue limit, with a price of NIS 560; and bronze, 50-mm. diameter, 49-gr. weight and 18,000 issue limit, with a price of NIS 250. ICMC subscribers will benefit from pre-issue prices of NIS 349 and NIS 119, respectively, for a limited time.

“Iron Dome is an outstanding technological achievement unparalleled anywhere else in the world, worthy of commemoration on a state medal,” ICMC CEO Avi Katz said. “The medal is a tribute to the initiators of the project, together with those who have participated in its development and operation.”
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