Here is a Mint that most people don’t hear much about and are unfamiliar with the total quality and rarity of its products. The Israel Mint, also known as the Israel Coins and Medals Corp (ICMC), is the leading producer of gold and silver coinage in Israel. And they have a saying that rings true with every product sold: “Reserve The Past, Preserve The Present, Ensure The Future”. While the Mint does produce commemorative coins, medals, and jewelry, several of their coins have also been issued by the Bank of Israel. Although these coins are minted in limited quantity, they are also used as legal tender throughout the country.
The Israel Mint was founded in 1958 by Prime Minister Ben Gurion, whose vision was to commemorate Israel’s achievements and milestones as a nation. Although the Mint was originally owned by the government until 2008, it never moved away from the character and values Gurion established for it. They also maintain sole rights of the government to issue state medals for Israel. So far, the ICMC has produced over one million different types of coins and have also added unique jewelry and state medals to its product line.
Currently, the ICMC’s most popular items are its Fine Gold Bar, the Iron Dome medal, and the Menorah Gold Bullion coin. Because of their unique qualities and attention to details, the Mint has also been commissioned by private organizations, individuals and enterprises to produce customized medals for these companies. The medals are always made with pure gold, sterling silver, bronze, and other base metals.