We are excited to release the fortieth coin in the CollecTons Keepers program, an exclusive series only offered by CollecTons. CollecTons Keeper #40 in the Series features the 2011-W 10th Anniversery September 11th National 1 Ounce Commemorative Silver Medal, Certified in an Exclusive ANACS Proof Holder.
What makes this coin a Coin Worth Keeping?
On September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked by a terrorist group. The attacks took place at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Another attack was thwarted in Shanksville, PA. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives in these horrible attacks. The "National September 11 Memorial & Museum Commemorative Medal Act of 2010" required the U.S. Mint to strike One Ounce Silver Medals in commemoration of both the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks and the establishment of the "National September 11 Memorial & Museum" at the World Trade Center. The Mint was authorized to produce up to 2,000,000 of the medals between the West Point and Philadelphia Mints. However, the actual number minted is much lower. The West Point Mint only ended up producing 141,602 pieces.
The medals were struck in a proof finish from 1 ounce of silver. The obverse of the medal was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill and features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance with beacons of light stretching skyward behind her. Inscribed upon the obverse are the words "ALWAYS REMEMBER" and "2001-2011". Donna Weaver was also the designer for the reverse of the medal but it was sculpted by Joseph Menna. It shows a bald eagle with a backdrop of cascading water above the inscriptions "HONOR" and "HOPE". The mint mark is located within the cascading water on the reverse.
This 2011 9/11 commemorative is a highly sought after piece of American history.
Mint: West Point
Composition: 99.93% Silver, 0.07% Copper
Weight: 31.101 grams (1.000 troy ounce)
Diameter: 40.58 mm
What makes the CollecTons Keepers program special? Here at CollecTons, we work hard researching coins that should be part of every collection. Our goal is to utilize our knowledge in the numismatic industry to select coins worthy of being in everyone's collection! Therefore, the CollecTons Keepers program will only feature those Coins Worth Keeping.
Each coin is hand selected and given to ANACS (America's Oldest Grading Service) for grading and authentication. The coins are then sealed in an ANACs certified proprietary slab holder for long-term storage, with our limited edition label marking it a CollecTons Keeper. Collect one or collect the entire series!