The Central Ohio Numismatic Association has produced a medal to
support the Motts Military Museum’s exhibit of artifacts
related to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
The museum, located in Groveport, Ohio, will include artifacts from
the tragedy including NYC Fire Department Ladder 18, a 17-foot section
of the antenna that stood atop the North Tower of the World Trade
Center, marble slabs from the World Trade Center and two demolished
police cars. All items are currently in storage while funds are raised
for the museum.
Warren Motts, the Motts Military Museum’s director, said “When we’re
finished we will have the biggest collection of 9-11 artifacts outside
of Ground Zero in New York.”
CONA became involved in the project after Motts spoke to the group
at its 2013 holiday banquet. The club commissioned SilverTowne to
prepare an obverse die depicting the fire truck being pulled from the
wreckage and a reverse die featuring the museum’s logo.
Club President Stephen E. Petty said, “CONA is proud to support this
effort to memorialize the 9/11 tragedy by contributing to efforts to
house a fire engine destroyed at Ground Zero in NYC. Special thanks
to club members Larry French, Chris Barlow and Gerry Tebben for their
perseverance in helping make this metal a reality.”
The bronze medals feature an antique finish, with red, white and
blue enameled highlights. A card promoting the club is inserted in the
packaging. CONA also hopes that the medal will attract new collectors
to the hobby and invites purchasers to visit CONA’s
website to learn more about the club.
Medals may be purchased for a $20 donation to the museum, sent to
5075 S. Hamilton Road, Groveport, OH 43125, or online at the