9/11 Commemorative Coins Proposed in House
bipartisan bill was introduced Thursday in the
U.S. House of Representatives that would
authorized the United States Mint to strike
silver dollars in commemoration of the 10th
anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist
Congressman Jerrold Nadler [D-NY],
representative of Ground Zero and Lower
Manhattan, introduced the  National September
11 Memorial & Museum Commemorative Coin Act of
2009, H.R. 3549.
The legislation would authorize the US Mint to
issue up to 2,000,000 silver coins during 2011
to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary, and
establishment of the National September 11
Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.
"A 9/11 commemorative coin is a simple but
powerful way to mark the 10th anniversary of the
attack on our nation and simultaneously support
the World Trade Center Memorial," said Rep.
"These coins will honor the courage and
sacrifice of those who perished in the terrorist
attacks of 9/11, and recognize the bravery of
those who risked their lives to save others on
The bill calls for a coin design that is:
"Emblematic of the courage, sacrifice, and
strength of those individuals who perished in
the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the
bravery of those who risked their lives to save
others that day, and the endurance, resilience,
and hope of those who survived."
It also states a preference for one-half of the
coins to be minted at the the US Mint facility
in West Point, New York and the rest at the
Mint’s facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Each would have an inscription of "Always
Remember," and they would be minted in collector
proof and uncirculated conditions.
H.R. 3549 has the current support of 49
cosponsors and has been referred to the House
Committee on Financial Services, which is
standard for new coin legislation.
A $10 surcharge for each coin sold would be
"paid to the National September 11 Memorial &
Museum at the World Trade Center to support the
operations and maintenance of the National
September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World
Trade Center following its completion."
For any bill to become law, it must pass in the
House and Senate, and get signed by the