Jewish American Hall Of Fame Rare Bronze Medal For Touro Synagogue (newport, Ri) For Sale
About the Bronze Medal:
The Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island is the oldest Jewish house of worship in the United States. Dedicated in 1763, it was designated as a National Historic Shrine in 1947 by President Truman. George Washington’s famous words sent to Moses Seixas, President of the Congregation, are featured: “The United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Pictured are silver torah crowns (rimmonim), designed by the celebrated colonial silversmith Myer Myers for the Touro Synagogue. Issued by the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, that is presently the longest series of medals being produced in America. The unusually shaped rounded trapezoid medal measures over 2 inches in diameter and weighs 63 gm. Rare, only 250 were made by Roger Williams Mint in 1977, each individually serial numbered on the edge. Designed by Victor Ries.
Serial Number: 284
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Condition: Some oxidation on the side with the picture of Touro Synagogue. Otherwise in great condition.
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Jewish American Hall Of Fame Rare Bronze Medal For Touro Synagogue (newport, Ri): $99