Do you remember where you were when you first heard the news of 9/11? The infamous attacks on New York’s “Twin Towers” marked the beginning of the United States involvement in numerous conflicts in the Middle East. But the event is also etched permanently in the minds of millions of Americans. The attack on our country remains one of the most devastating events in our nation’s history, and it is considered a majorly traumatic moment that helped to cement our national identity in the 21st century.
While the collapse of the towers is an undeniably depressing symbol of devastation, the subsequent American response invokes a sense of patriotism. This is where the concept for the September 11th Anniversary 1 Oz Copper Round comes from. This piece is struck with pure copper and depicts both the devastation of 9/11 and the incredible prowess and patriotism of the American response. This year, the events of 9/11 will turn twenty years old. This commemorative coin will memorialize the “never forget” saying that surrounds the September 11th attacks. Look back on both the dark times of 9/11 and the unprecedented show of American strength and solidarity that followed with this incredible new round.
- .999 pure copper, 1 AVDP Ounce
- Obverse Depiction: A Bald Eagle looks mournfully over the ruins of the Twin Towers as an American flag waves in the background.
- Reverse Depiction: The material, weight, and purity of the round, as well as an American eagle deal and a waving flag. The New York City skyline is also depicted.
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There are few modern events with such longstanding emotional appeal as the events of 9/11. On September 11, 2001, two hijacked planes were flown into New York City’s Twin Towers, two of the largest buildings in the city’s world-famous skyline. The death toll was in the thousands that day, and the American response still impacts American citizens today. Flights were suspended for weeks following the attack on our country, and TSA guidelines were forever altered from the insecurity that resulted from the event.
The anniversary of 9/11 is remembered every year by Americans. Even some cultures outside of the United States recognize the event. Canada, for example, was one of the first allies of the U.S. to offer us direct assistance following the attack. The country welcomed American flights that were grounded, providing them with safe haven while they waited for the dust to settle in their home nation. The obverse side of the September 11th Anniversary 1 Oz Copper Round depicts the scene following the collapse of the towers. First responders and construction workers are seen picking up the pieces as a massive Bald Eagle looks on from atop the fallen tower. The result? A powerful statement on both the devastation of 9/11 and the American promise to “never forget.”
The reverse of this round depicts a waving American flag, as well as the NYC skyline and a military seal. Both Americans and non-Americans should be able to appreciate the historic significance of this unique copper round.