U.S. Mint to offer bronze versions of three Fallen Heroes of 9/11 congressional gold medals

Gold medals presented in Sept. 10 ceremonies
By , Coin World
Published : 09/10/14
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Collectors will be able to order from the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time Sept. 11 bronze duplicates of the three congressionally authorized Fallen Heroes of 9/11 gold medals.

The gold versions of the medals, honoring those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, were presented Sept. 10 in ceremonies in the Capitol Visitor Center’s Emancipation Hall.

The United States Mint prepared and struck the three gold medals — one each with designs representing the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania — in accordance with the authorizing legislation, Public Law 112-76 .

The gold medals are to be put on permanent display at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City; the Pentagon Memorial at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.; and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

Each 3-inch bronze duplicate medal will be available for $39.95. Mint officials have not disclosed whether 1.5-inch bronze duplicate medals might be offered at a later date.

The bronze duplicate medals may be ordered via the bureau’s online catalog and by telephone at 800-872-6468.

Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 888-321-6468.

World Trade Center medal

Designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Joel Iskowitz, the World Trade Center medal's obverse reflects an abstract representation of two towers.

The abstract lines flowing downward symbolize loss while the lines moving upward represent rising above, hope, and deliverance from that loss.

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