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2011-W September 11 (9/11) National Medal Commemorative PROOF 1 Ounce Silver Coin

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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!

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West Point (W)
Coin Type: 
Modern Commemorative Silver Medal
Proof (PR)
.999 Silver
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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.

Be sure to look at all of our Modern Commemorative Coins and Coin Sets. Chances are you will find one honoring a subject you have a deep affection towards!

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