The 2011 September 11 National Medals were produced by the United States Mint in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The medals are struck to collector proof quality and contain one ounce of .999 fine silver.
To highlight the original coin design, the Merrick Mint has clad the coin entirely in Black Ruthenium with Lady Liberty/beacons of light on the coin obverse and Eagle on the coin reverse clad in 24K Gold.
The medal has a smooth edge and a diameter of 1.598 inches. The obverse design features Lady Liberty holding the Lamp of Remembrance with beacons of light stretching skyward behind her and inscription ALWAYS REMEMBER and 2001-2011. The reverse design features an eagle against the backdrop of cascading water with inscription HONOR HOPE.
Each medal comes in a coin capsule with a Certificate of Authenticity packaged in a U.S. Mint coin display metal box within a gift box.