Yitzhak Rabin

38.5 mm, 26 g, Copper Nickel

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Issuing Year 1995
Fineness ניקל
Weight 26 g
Diameter 38.5 mm
Max Mintage 9277
Design Yaacov Enyedi, Avraham Patt

Yitzhak Rabin
State Medal, 1995 5756

On 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 re Irrational Division of the Israel Defense Force General Command in 1950. In 1964 he was appointed Chif General Staff and led the IDF to victory in the Six-Day War. In 1968 he was appointed Israel Ambassador to the U.S. and in 1973 was elected Prime Minister. He left office in 1977 and was reelected 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 vis-a-vis the obverse.

Edge: State emblem with the words "STATE OF ISRAEL' in Hebrew on the right and in English on the left with serial number. Bronze/tombac medal - "BRONZE" in Hebrew and English; Silver medal - "S 999.9" in Hebrew and English; 30 mm. gold medal - "G.750" in Hebrew and English; 34 mm. gold medal - G 999.9 in Hebrew and English.

Serialization: All medals are numbered.

Designer: Obverse - Yaacov Enyedi, based upon photograph by Amir Weinberg. Reverse - Avraham Patt.

Engraving: Tidhar Dagan (Obverse of 30 mm. gold medal -Kretschmer).

Mint: Coppernickel - The Government Mint and Radad Silverware, Dimona.
Bronze/tombac - Hecht and Kretschmer.
Silver - Hecht. 30 mm. gold - The Government Mint. 34 mm.
Gold - The Government Mint and Credit Gold.

Issue Name: Yitzhak Rabin 1995

Series Name: Made their Mark

Catalog SKU Condition Diameter Issue Price Issuing Year Material Quantity Weight
35257349 34.0 mm 2,087 NIS 1995 Gold/9999 2070 26 g
35257307 30.0 mm 999 NIS 1995 Gold/750 2361 15 g
25257509 50.0 mm 218 NIS 1995 Silver/999 5348 60 g
15257701 70.0 mm 61 NIS 1995 Bronze Tombac 12021 140 g
45257383 38.5 mm 40 NIS 1995 Copper Nickel 9277 26 g