We are pleased to offer for sale this 2011-W September 11 (9/11) National Medal Commemorative PROOF 1 Ounce Silver Coin.
The medal was struck to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks as well as the establishment of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
There was a mintage limit of 2,000,000 2011
September Eleventh National Medals across all types.
This medal is a PROOF strike from the West Point (W) Mint.
It is comprised of 1 ounce of silver, with a diameter of 1.598 inches.
The obverse of the medal was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
It features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance with beacons of light stretching skyward behind her.
It is inscribed with "ALWAYS REMEMBER" and "2001-2011".
Donna weaver also designed the reverse of the coin which was sculpted by Joseph Menna.
The reverse shows a bald eagle with a backdrop of cascading water above the inscription "HONOR and HOPE".
The 2011-W September 11 (9/11) National Medal Commemorative PROOF 1 Ounce Silver Coin
comes in the original U.S. Mint Packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA.)
This coin is a great
value for the price! Don't miss out on this rare 2011-W September 11 (9/11)
National Medal Commemorative PROOF 1 Ounce Silver Coin!
Modern Commemorative Coins
The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so.
In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth.
In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell
to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge
on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely
criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.
While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.