US: "Fred Kahan Award of Merit" of Bnai Zion org., numbered (15) silver plated bronze medal, ND (1980); by Metal Arts Co., obv. by Linda Harper Neiman & Hal Reed, rev. by Mel Wacks; size: 63.5mm; weight: 138.85g. Obv.: Kahan w/ leg. "Fred Kahan Award of Merit". Rev.: trisected circle w/ images of org's activities; emblem & name in Eng. + Heb. in center. BZ was founded in 1908 as the first explicitly Zionist fraternal order. Commissioned to honor Kahan (1910- 1987) on 1980 retirement as Western Director of BZ, after long public service. 100 medals struck: 30 for BZ, rest (numbered) offered by Magnes Museum to contributors.