Israel-Canada Friendship
State Medal, 5727-1967


 Relations between Israel and Canada are based on a firm foundation of Canadian friendship which found its expression during Israel's struggle for independence and during the debate in the United Nations aiming at a solution to the Palestine problem. Canada, still a pioneering land of continuous development, has a sympathetic understanding of the pioneering character of the settlement effort in Israel, as well as an appreciation of the democratic form of Israel's government.
In issuing the medal, marking a century of Canadian Federation, Israel honors for the first time, the national celebration of another country, by way of issuing a numismatic item.

Obverse
In the center, a stylized maple leaf (Canada's emblem) mounted upon a Star of David. The leaf stem is flanked by the date "1867-1967". The words "State of Israel" appear parallel to the two lower corners of the Star of David to the right and a seven branch candelabra on the left. Around the rim, an inscription in English and French: "Israel Salutes Canada's Centennial".

Reverse
Above, a sculptured map of Canada. At the bottom, in a continuous movement, words emerging: "And Peace Without End" (Isaiah 9:6) in Hebrew, French and English.

Edge
Milled.

Designer
Oscar Harris, New York.

Engraving
Franklin Mint in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Mint
Franklin Mint in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
 
 
 
Catalogue No. Year minted Metal Diameter
(m.m)
Weight
(gm.)
Quantity Issue Price
($)
 45040396  1967  Copper/Nickel  39  26  50,366  2.-
 35040459  1967  Gold/916.6  45  66  5*  NFS
     * Issued for the heads of Government and leaders of Canadian Jewry.      
 
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