US Mint Fallen Heroes of VA Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch New
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Fallen Heroes of VA
COMMEMORATIVE BRONZE MEDAL 1.5 Inch
This medal is still sealed in the poly bag in which it came from the US Mint!
Therefore, it was impossible to capture sharp photos.
PHILADELPHIA (P)Miniature bronze duplicate of the gold medal honoring the men and women who perished at the Pentagon as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Measures 1.5 inches in diameter
US Mint Stock Photo
The obverse of the medal depicts the rebuilt façade of the Pentagon, where Flight 77 crashed. The view of the Pentagon on the medal is the angle of the flight path. A single candle and a small bouquet of flowers and greens signify a sacred memorial at the site. The American flag flies overhead in a united and patriotic embrace. The inscription is “ACT OF CONGRESS 2011.”
US Mint Stock Photo
The reverse features 184 stars on a raised border around the edge of the design, one star for each of the victims of the tragedy at the Pentagon.
The inscription reads:
“WE HONOR THOSE ON FLIGHT 77 AND THOSE IN THE 11/29/2014 Fallen Heroes of VA Bronze Medal 1.5 Inch US Mint PENTAGON WHO PERISHED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. WEWILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICE AS WE UNITE IN MEMORY.”
The design also features a bald eagle standing sentinel and clasping branches of laurel, signifying an eternal honoring of those who perished in the tragedies. The medal is a miniature bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring the men and women who perished in New York City as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Following the ceremony on September 10, 2014, the gold medal was given to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York for permanent display. These bronze medals measure 1.5 inches in diameter.
The tragic deaths at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, forever changed our nation. Civilians, officers, emergency workers and members of the military, as well as federal, state and local government employees took heroic and noble action on that day. In recognition of the support of the country for those who lost their lives to terrorism, Public Law 112-76 authorizes the production of three Congressional Gold Medals – one for each of the three sites – and corresponding bronze medals. The three medals bear
unique designs emblematic of each site.
Design: Obverse designer/engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse Designer/Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Struck Under Authority of: Public Law 112-76
Place Struck: Philadelphia (no mint mark)
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