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|Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:24 pm Post subject: Nadler Introduces Bill to Create 9/11 Commemorative Coin
From Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:00 am to Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:59 am (included)
8th Congressional District of New York
Nadler Introduces Bill to Create 9/11 Commemorative Coin
Coins would mark 10 year anniversary of 9/11 and support construction of World Trade Center Memorial and Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 10, 2009
CONTACT: Ilan Kayatsky, 212-367-7350
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), representative of Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan, and long-time advocate of the victims of 9/11, introduced a bipartisan bill to create an official 9/11 commemorative coin. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Commemorative Coin Act of 2009 would authorize a $1 coin to be minted in 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and establish the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site.
“A 9/11 commemorative coin is a simple but powerful way to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack on our nation and simultaneously support the World Trade Center Memorial,” said Nadler. “These coins will honor the courage and sacrifice of those who perished in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and recognize the bravery of those who risked their lives to save others on that day.”
The coins will be priced at $10 each, with proceeds supporting operations and maintenance of the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum. They will be inscribed with the words, “Always Remember.” The bill also includes language noting the sense of the Congress that the Treasury Secretary direct approximately one-half of the coins to be minted in the U.S. Mint in West Point, New York and half to be minted at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jerrold Nadler has served in Congress since 1992. He represents New York’s 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.