2011 September 11 National Medal
Honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost as a result of craven attacks on the American way of life on September 11, 2001 – ordinary people going about their workdays or flying to meet friends and family – this 1-ounce silver medal embodies the courage, sacrifice and strength of all who perished in the terrorist attacks; the bravery of those who risked their lives to save others that day; and the endurance, resilience and hope of those who survived.
Memorializing the tenth year since the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and in a thwarted attack leading to a plane crash in a field in Shanksville, PA, the medal’s obverse features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance. Beacons of light rise behind her – together these images represent both the awful loss on that fateful day and the ability to overcome that tragedy. Inscriptions are ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001-2011.
In those terrible hours, people around the nation and across the globe came together to remember and honor those who died in the attacks.
This medal is proof-struck, or specimen minted. A rigorous minting process sets proof-struck coins and medals apart, including special dies that strike a highly polished coin blank several times, resulting in a highly reflective, mirror-like finish. In addition to its limited mintage of 2 million, exceptional numismatic value and unmatched beauty make the 2011 September 11 National Medal an item every collector of US Mint coins and medals must own. Your medal will bear either a Philadelphia (P) or West Point (W) mint mark and comes in original US Mint packaging including a collector’s box and a certificate of authenticity.