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
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.
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.”