The 2011 September 11 National Medals were authorized by Public Law 111-221 and struck by the Department of the Treasury, United States Mint in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States and the establishment of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
Contains: One ounce of silver
Diameter: 1.598 inches
Mintage Limit: 2 million (across all options)
Mints: Philadelphia (P Mint Mark) & West Point (W Mint Mark)
Obverse: Features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance. Behind her are beacons of light stretching skyward. Liberty, the lamp and the light symbolize not just the immeasurable loss on that fateful day, but also the resiliency and triumph of those who persevered. Inscriptions are ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001 - 2011.
Reverse: Depicts an eagle, symbolizing the strength of the survivors, families and Nation, against a backdrop of cascading water. The flowing water is emblematic of peace, serenity, healing and the continuity of life. Inscriptions are HONOR and HOPE.
Obverse: Designed by Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver; Sculpted by United States Mint Sculpter-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Reverse: Designed by Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Donna Weaver; Sculpted by United States Mint Sculpter-Engraver Joseph Menna.