A bill has been introduced which seeks to create commemorative silver dollar coins for the September 11 terrorist attacks. Known as H.R. 3549: National September 11 Memorial & Museum Commemorative Coin Act of 2009, it was introduced on September 10, 2009 by Rep. Jerrold Nadler.
The details of the bill indicate that up to 2,000,000 of the coins may be issued in the year 2011, the year of the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
All coins would carry a face value of $1 and contain 90% silver. The designs would be emblematic of the courage, sacrifice, and strength of the individuals who died in the attacks, the bravery of those who risked their lives to save others that day, and the endurance, resilience, and hope of those who survived. One of the required inscriptions is “Always Remember.”
The bill competes for one spot left on the 2011 Commemorative Coin schedule with a program for coins commemorating the Army already approved. Generally, only two commemorative coin programs are allowed each year.
In order to become law, the bill must be passed in the House of Representatives, Senate, and signed into law by the President.
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