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Vallejo club issues ship medal

The Vallejo, Calif., Coin Club is commemorating its 55th anniversary with the issue of a medal portraying the U.S.S. New York, the U.S. Navy warship that was built using scrapped steel from the World Trade Center towers.

The medal, designed by Robert W. Belleau Sr., features the ship on the reverse and the society’s Flying Eagle logo on the obverse. It will be produced in 1 ounce .999 fine silver and golden bronze.

“This is our club’s first medal issue in several years, and the memory of 9/11 should make this a popular one for silver round enthusiasts and for ships-on-medals hobbyists,” said Harry W. Davis, club president.

Both versions will have a bright proof surface and plain edges. They will not be serial numbered.

The medals’ limited mintages will be determined by the total number of prepaid orders received by the June 30 deadline.

There are three ordering options: Option A is one silver medal for $30, Option B is one golden bronze medal for at $6, and Option C is a set of one silver and one golden bronze medal for $33.

A flat fee of $3 will be charged if mailing is required.

All orders must be prepaid. Indicate the option and quantity when ordering. Remittances are payable to Vallejo Numismatic Society.

To order, write Harry W. Davis, medals coordinator, 2900 Georgia St., Vallejo, CA 94591-6602. For more information, call (707) 642-0216 or (707) 980-4754.

Delivery is expected in late September.

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