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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Tag Archives: 9/11 medal
Collectors purchased 50,998 of the 9/11 Memorial medals in the week following the June 20 beginning of sales at the U.S. Mint. Buyers strongly favored the medal with the “W” West Point mintmark over the “P” Philadelphia mintmark. They took 33,046 “W” pieces versus 17,952 “P” medals. Continue reading
Sales of up to 2 million 1 ounce silver medals marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center began June 20. A special ceremony marking the availability of the new medal was held on the same date in New York City at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site. Heading the dignitaries at the event was Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who was a sponsor of the medal’s authorizing legislation. Continue reading