Shimon Peres Bronze Medal

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Background

This medal is a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal presented to Shimon Peres in recognition for maintaining strong bilateral relations between Israel and the United States while president of Israel. This is the first Congressional Gold Medal to be awarded to a sitting president of Israel.

Shimon Peres was born in Poland in 1923 and went on to serve in numerous high–level cabinet positions and ministerial posts in Israel, including head of the Israeli Navy, Minister of Defense, Foreign Minister, Prime Minister, and President.

Peres honorably served Israel for more than 70 years, during which he made significant contributions to American interests and played a pivotal role in forging the strong and unbreakable bond between the U.S. and Israel.

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Characteristics

The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Israeli President Shimon Peres with a flag of Israel in the background.

The reverse (tails) depicts a dove symbolizing peace.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • SHIMON PERES

Reverse Inscriptions

  • YOU ARE AS GREAT AS THE CAUSE YOU SERVE
  • ACT OF CONGRESS 2014

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
Reverse Content last reviewed September 17, 2019