In August 2010, President Obama signed an act requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to strike up to two million Silver 9/11 National Medals featuring a design emblematic of the courage, sacrifice and strength of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
- Proof Medal contains 1 oz of Silver.
- Comes in a U.S. Mint box along with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Designed by U.S. Mint Master Designer Donna Weaver, features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance, representing immeasurable loss as well as resiliency and triumph.
- Reverse: Designed by Weaver, depicts an eagle against a backdrop of cascading water, representing survivors' strength, peace and healing.
The sale of these medals was to go toward the operations and maintenance of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum upon its completion.
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