These limited-edition sets include an NGC-certified 9-11 Silver Proof Medal and a genuine out-of-issue “Heroes” first-class US postage stamp.
The Franklin Mint has teamed with renowned photojournalist Thomas E. Franklin to create a limited edition offering. Franklin captured the iconic photograph of three FDNY firemen raising a US flag at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. His image was featured on a 2002 US Postage Stamp called “Heroes.”
The Franklin Mint has paired the 2011 September 11 National Medal with a certificate hand-signed by Thomas Franklin. It features the now out-of-issue Heroes potage stamp, and Franklin’s signature crosses over from certificate onto the stamp. Only 2,011 certificates have been produced. The 2011 September 11 National Medals offered with this certificate were struck at the West Point Mint and contain one ounce of fine silver. Each has been certified by NGC and examples grading both Proof-69 and Proof-70 are available. A portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to both the FDNY Foundation and the 9-11 National Memorial Fund.
For more information and to qualify for free holiday shipping visit the Franklin Mint’s website by clicking on the following links for the Proof 69 Certified Medal or the Proof 70 Certified Medal.
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