The Franklin Mint Offers Exclusive September 11th Collectible
Posted on 12/13/2011
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.
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