Starting price: 80'000 EURMYSIE
Statère d'or, Lampsaque, vers 350 av. J.-C, AU 8.40 g.
Ex Vente NAC Zurich, Auktion 1, 30-03-1989, 
Conservation : NGC AU 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202312
Starting price: 60'000 EURRHODES
. Tétradrachme environ 404-385 avant J.-C.,
AG 17.06 g
, Conservation : NGC AU★ 5/5 5/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202313
Starting price: 90'000 EURBosphore Cimmerien
 Statère, Chersonèse, Panticapée,
vers 340-325 av.
J.-C. , AU 9.06 g.
 Ex Vente NGSA 8,
Novembre 2014, lot 32

Conservation : NGC Choice XF★ 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202318
Starting price: 70'000 EURBOURBONS. 
Louis XIII 1610-1643
40 livres dit 4 Louis d'or,
1640 A, AU 26.80 g.
 Conservation : NGC XF 45. Rarissime
Auction October 2023233
Starting price: 200’000 EURLouis-Philippe Ier 1830-1848

Paris, 1834 A, AU 43.26 g.
 Ex Vente Sotheby's, 1954,
Collection du Roi Farouk,

Conservation : PCGS SP 66 (PROOF ULTRA CAMEO).
Auction October 2023330
Starting price: 70'000 EURGRECE
. George I 1863-1913 
100 Drachmes, Paris, 1876 A,
AU 32.25 g. Conservation : NGC AU 58.
76 exemplaires frappés. Rarissime.
Auction October 2023451
Starting price: 100’000 EURPARMA
. Odardo Farnese 1622-1646
 6 Doppie,
ND, AU 39,21 g.
 NGC AU 58. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023540
Starting price: 180'000 EURVittorio Amedeo I 1630-1637 
10 Scudi d'oro, II Tipo, Torino,
1633, AU 33.13 g. 
Cud 92a var.

Conservation : NGC AU 53. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023623
Starting price: 100'000 EURNicolas II 1894-1917
 25 Roubles - 2 1/2 Imperials,
Saint-Péters- bourg, 1908, AU 32.24 g.

Conservation : Traces de nettoyage sinon Superbe.
Extrêmement rare, officiellement seulement 175 pièces frappées.
Auction October 2023765
Starting price: 110'000 EUR10 Ducats, non daté tranche lisse, Berne, AU 34.57 g.

Conservation : NGC MS 61. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023781

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame Presents a Medal in Honor of David Ben-Gurion

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame has commissioned former engraver of the U.S. Mint Jim Licaretz to create an impressive 3 ½ inch medal to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence on May 14th, 2023. 


The new medal commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence on May 14th, 2023.

The new medal commemorates the 75th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence on May 14th, 2023.

The medal features an extremely high relief portrait of David Ben-Gurion that lies entirely below the medal’s upper surface. The reverse contains Ben-Gurion’s quote: “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” Money raised through the sale of these medals will go to the non-profit Jewish-American Hall of Fame and the Jewish National Fund – for the planting of a tree in Israel.

No more than 75 bonded bronze medals will be produced personally by Jim, that will be given to contributors of $135 plus $10 shipping in USA ($30 outside of USA). Each medal will include a certificate of authenticity, a display stand, and a certificate from the Jewish National Fund acknowledging the planting of a tree in Israel. To order, call 818-225-1348 or pay with PayPal at this e-mail address:

David Ben-Gurion (1959). Image: Fritz Cohen via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain.

David Ben-Gurion (1959). Image: Fritz Cohen via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain.

David Ben-Gurion

David Ben-Gurion was born David Green (or Gruen/Gryn) in 1886 in Plonsk, Russian Poland. The young Ben-Gurion was introduced to Hebrew by his grandfather beginning in his third year. In 1906 the young Zionist emigrated to Palestine, taking up work as a farm laborer for the next four years. A year later, he adopted his new surname. He became Ben-Gurion (“son of a lion cub”), after Joseph Ben-Gurion, a first-century democratic leader of the Jews, whom zealots killed for his moderation in the uprising against the Romans in 66 C.E. Adopting the name of Ben-Gurion in 1909, he rose to become the preeminent leader of the Jewish community in British-ruled Palestine Mandate from 1935 until the establishment of the State of Israel. On May 14, 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. David Ben-Gurion served as Prime Minister until 1963 with a short break in 1954-55.

Ben-Gurion led Israel’s absorption of millions of Jewish refugees and immigrants, led the 1956 Sinai Campaign against Egypt, promulgated numerous major infrastructure projects such as the National Water Carrier and Israel’s nuclear weapons development. Following his retirement, Ben-Gurion moved to a small kibbutz in the Negev Desert named Sde Boker, where he and his wife are buried – near Ben Gurion University.