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STATE MEDAL 5763/2003
8th in the “Airplanes that Made History” Series
This series of medals commemorates the airplanes of the Israeli Air Force. Each one made its mark on the history of the country and is associated with its specific period of operation. The planes have been reproduced in precise detail on the medals, designed by Eliezer Weishoff, in consultation with the Public Committee headed by the former Commander of the Air Force, Major General Eitan Ben Eliahu.
This medal commemorates the Mustang Airplane, recognized for its prestigious combat record during World War II. The planes took part in the War of Independence and served as the backbone of the Israeli Air Force until the arrival of the Meteor jets. The Mustang planes were responsible for surveillance of the skies above Israel and participated in various combat operations during the Sinai Campaign.
The Mustang Airplane in flight, with the Ancient Port of Jaffa and typical Tel Aviv style buildings in the background. The word “MUSTANG” appears along the border, in Hebrew and in English.
A stylized design of a bird in flight with the hills of Jerusalem above it and the Israeli Air Force emblem below it; the verse “HIS WINGS SHALL FILL THE BREADTH OF THY LAND” (Isaiah 8) is inscribed in Hebrew along the upper border of the medal and in English along the lower border. The silver/925 proof medal is with gold-plated sterling silver insert and the bronze proof medal is with sterling silver insert.
State emblem with the words "STATE OF ISRAEL" inscribed in Hebrew on the right and in English on the left; the serial number.
Bronze and Silver medals: Romania.
Gold medal: The Government Mint, Israel.
Bronze / Tombac, Proof
* Gold and Silver Medal sales discontinued. Final mintages not yet published.
** Bronze medal – still on sale.
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