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Jewish-American
Hall of Fame
Collector's Guide

A wonderfully interesting and comprehensive group of medals depicting Jews who made important contributions in various fields of endeavor.

 

  Year Subject Description Sculptor Mintage B/S/G1
PIC 1969 Judah Magnes
(1877-1948)
Founder Hebrew University Victor Ries 585/265/0
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1970 Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)
Theoretical physicist Robert Russin 810/290/0
PIC 1971 Louis Brandeis
(1856-1941)
Supreme Court Justice Gerta Ries Wiener 430/220/0
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1972 George Gershwin
(1898-1937)
Composer, pianist Robert Russin 450/250/0
PIC 1973 Haym Salomon
(1740-1785)
Patriot, businessman Paul Vincze 950/440/0
PIC 1974 Herbert Lehman
(1878-1963)
Public servant Jacques Schnier 450/240/0
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1975 Gershom Seixas
(1745-1816)
Patriotic rabbi Gerta Ries Wiener 250/205/0
PIC 1976 Henrietta Szold
(1860-1945)
Founder Hadassah Hospital Gerta Ries Wiener 300/180/0
PIC 1977 Touro Synagogue
(1763)
Oldest extant synagogue Victor Ries 250/180/15
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1978 Golda Meir
(1898-1978)
Israel Prime Minister Gerta Ries Wiener 465/245/25
PIC 1979 Levi Strauss
(1829-1902)
Clothing manufacturer Hal Reed 400/180/28
PIC 1980 Jonas Salk
(1914-1995)
Developer of polio vaccine Hal Reed 300/110/35
PIC 1981 Rebecca Gratz
(1781-1869)
Educator, philanthropist Gerta Ries Wiener 330/110/20
PIC 1982 Isaac Stern
(b.1920)
Violin virtuoso Gerta Ries Wiener 520/310/26
PIC 1983 Emma Lazarus
(1849-1887)
“Statue of Liberty” poet Gerta Ries Wiener 450/135/26
PIC 1984 Isaac B. Singer
(1904-1991)
Nobel laureate writer Robert Russin 350/100/21
PIC 1985 Adolph Ochs
(1858-1935)
NY Times publisher Gerta Ries Wiener 400/100/24
PIC 1986 Abravanel,
Zacuto,
Santangel
Jews who helped Columbus Paul Vincze 500/230/50
PIC 1987 Benjamin Cardozo
(1870-1938)
Supreme Court Justice Gerta Ries Wiener 400/118/30
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1988 Uriah P. Levy
(1792-1862)
Commodore US Navy Hal Reed 350/118/25
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1989 Benny Goodman
(1909-1966)
Clarinetist, “King of Swing” Marika Somogyi 300/110/20
PIC 1990 Dr. Bela Schick
(1877-1967)
Developed test for diphtheria Gerta Ries Wiener 300/110/20
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1991 Hank Greenberg
(1911-1986)
Baseball Hall of Famer Hal Reed 690/100/12
PIC 1992 Columbus, Torres
(1492)
Expulsion of Jews Paul Vincze 350/120/12
PIC 1993 Leonard Bernstein
(1918-1990)
Conductor, composer, teacher Marika Somogyi 650/192/21
PIC 1994 Ernestine Rose
(1810-1892)
Advocate for women’s rights Gerta Ries Wiener 265/80/11
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1995 Elie Wiesel
(b. 1928)
Writer, lecturer, humanitarian Alex Shagin 200/75/12
PIC 1996 Houdini
(1874-1926)
Magician, escape artist Hal Reed 285/110/15
PIC 1997 Barbra Streisand
(b. 1942)
Singer, actress, director Alex Shagin 475/225/16
PIC 1998 Strauses, Sarnoff
(1912)
Titanic tragedy Alex Shagin 450/280/40
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1999 Asser Levy
(1654)
First Jews in America Alex Shagin 150/65/14
PIC 2000 Arthur Miller
(b. 1915)
Playwright, author Marika Somogyi 165/65/13
PIC 2001 Bess Myerson
(b. 1924)
Miss America, public servant Alex Shagin 150/65/13
PIC 2002 Leopold Karpeles
(1838-1909)
Medal of Honor recipient Alex Shagin 150/65/13
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2003-4 Gompers (1850-1924)
& Hillman (1887-1946)
Labor leaders Karen Worth 125/50/0
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2005 Robert “Rosie” Rosenthal
(b. 1918)
World War II Flying “Ace” Jim Licaretz 125/58/25
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2006 Moe Berg Baseball player, Spy Eugene Daub 285/110/47
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2007 Lillian Wald
(1867-1940)
Founder Visiting Nurse Service Virginia Janssen 225/50/15
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2008 Milton Berle Television star, Comedian Eugene Daub 135/50/15
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2009 40th Anniv. JAHF 70th Birthday Mel Wacks Eugene Daub 100/60/20
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2010 Barney Ross Boxing champion, War hero Eugene Daub 125/50/18
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2011 Gertrude Elion (1918-1999) Nobel Prize in Medicine Daniel Altshuler 127/75/25
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2012 Mordecai Noah (1785-1851) Journalist, Diplomat, Zionist Eugene Daub 97/65/25
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2013 Ruth Bader Ginsburg (b.1933) Supreme Court Justice Eugene Daub 100/58/27


Notes: 1. B/S/G = Bronze/Pure Silver/10kt Gold (except Touro Synagogue (1977)
Notes: 1. and Golda Meir (1978) which are 14kt).
Notes: 2. Planned future issue, visit www.amuseum.org for updates.


Printable PDF formated version of the
MCA Jewish-American Hall of Fame Collector's Guide
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The Jewish-American Hall of Fame is a division of the non-profit American Jewish Historical Society . For further information contact the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, c/o Mel Wacks, 5189 Jeffdale Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364. For illustrations and additional details, visit their award winning web site www.amuseum.org.





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