Given its large surface area and high production volume, the JFK Half Dollar legal tender coin from the United States Mint is popular with private mints looking to enhance coins with colorizations. One of the latest issues is a JFK Half Dollar honoring the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks in the United States. Now, 9/11 20th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of individual acrylic capsules and boast a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Colorized designs on the obverse!
- Legal tender US Half Dollars!
- Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
- Statue of Liberty on the obverse with the Twin Towers and One World Trade Center.
- Modified Presidential Seal on the reverse.
- Commemorates the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
The morning of September 11, 2001, started out as a beautiful, sunny fall day in the Eastern United States. As the sun rose of New York City, a major event unfolded from Washington D.C. to New York City and a field in central Pennsylvania as terrorists linked to Osama bin Laden hijacked four American airliners and attacked the United States on a scale not seen since December 1941 when Imperial Japan hit the US Naval Air Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
New York City suffered the most in the 9/11 attacks as two airlines were purposely crashed into the upper floors of the massive Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The two buildings stood smoldering for hours before eventually collapsing, taking the lives of more than 3,000 individuals in the process. This included those on the airplanes, working in the buildings, and the brave members of the NYPD and FDNY who responded to the World Trade Center.
For the obverse design of the 9/11 20th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars, the mint features a colorized overlay with images of New York City’s well-known skyline as it appeared before and after 9/11. To the left are the Twin Towers, while the right features the new One World Trade Center building known colloquially as the Freedom Tower. The Statue of Liberty features in the foreground with 20th-anniversary dates included.
In the reverse design of 9/11 20th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars, you will find the original design from Frank Gasparro that debuted on the US half dollar JFK series in 1964. Here, the modified presidential seal is found with the bald eagle clutching an olive branch of peace in one talon and the arrows of war in the other. The US national shield is on its chest and a ring of stars encircles it.
These 9/11 20th Anniversary JFK Half Dollars are legal tender coins available with individual plastic capsules and a Certificate of Authenticity. Each one has beautiful colorization applied with thin layers of colorized lacquer on the obverse to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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