Medal Series Continues
The Jewish-American Hall of Fame series of art medals was launched in 1969, and is now the longest continuing series of art medals being produced in America. The 2013 honoree is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sculpted by Dr. Eugene Daub.
When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton and sworn in as the 107th justice to the United States Supreme Court on August 10, 1993, she became the second woman justice (Sandra Day O’Connor was the first) and the first Jewish woman ever to sit on the Court. The medal’s reverse features Moses, holding the Ten Commandments—represented by the first ten letters of the ancient Hebrew alphabet. Inscribed is a quote from Ginsburg: “The demand for justice runs through the entirety of the Jewish tradition.” The 2-inch, high relief Ginsburg medals are strictly limited to no more than 100 bronze, 85 pure silver, and 35 gold-plated pure silver individually serial numbered medals.