British Virgin Islands - Twin Towers: 10th Anniversary of 9-11- 2011 Proof Sterling Silver Coin
- 2011 Proof Sterling Silver
- Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands
- Issue: 10,000
- Unique presentation box and certificate
Ten years ago in 2001, the horrific events of 11 September unfolded before the world’s eyes. In a spirit of respect for those who sadly lost their lives following these events, Pobjoy Mint is releasing on behalf of the British Virgin Islands Government a 10th Anniversary Memorial coin.
The new coin from the British Virgin Islands depicts the Twin Towers against the Manhatten skyline with the date 11 September 2001 and a legend in a ribbon in the foreground stating simply ‘Lest We Forget’. Each coin has a special privy mark which shows a Dove of Peace with an olive branch in its beak and the number 10 underneath indicating the anniversary. The coin is a fitting memorial to those who lost their lives and also honours the emergency services personnel who risked their lives to save the victims of the attack. The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. Each precious metal coin has been struck four times to display finely sculpted frosted detail contrasting with a mirror brilliant background.Show more
On that fateful morning in September 2001, 19 al-Queda terrorists hijacked four commercial jet airliners. Two of these planes were intentionally crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. The third airliner was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC and the fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane. There were no survivors on any of the planes.
The site of the Twin Towers, known as Ground Zero, saw significant activity on 2nd May as New Yorkers reacted to the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden. This was followed by a visit from President Obama on 5th May.
|Government||British Virgin Islands|
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver $10|
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