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.
Medals are struck on the same planchets as American Eagle silver bullion coins. They contain precisely one troy ounce of .999 fine silver bullion.
Price of the 9/11 medal is $56.95, $3 less than the 2011 proof silver American Eagle that was to go on sale starting June 30.
In August, the Mint will add another $10 to the medal’s price Aug. 18, so interested buyers have roughly one month to get the lower price.
Embedded in the medal’s price is a $10 surcharge that will be given to the National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum.
To order, visit the Mint’s website at www.usmint.gov, or telephone (800) USA-MINT.