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Remembering The World Trade Center

Jun 24, 2008
All of America and many others throughout the world mourn the anniversary of September 11, 2001. It is safe to say that September 11, 2001, was a dark day in American history that will be remembered and talked about forever, as well as written in history books until the end of the world.

As many people fight to have the memory of those who died on that fateful day preserved in America throughout time, the debate continues about whether or not to actually rebuild the area into a memorial site or to rebuild the Two Towers completely. However, without minimizing the severity of the day or anyone's memory, there are plenty of ways to commemorate and remember the heroes that were on the ground and in the airplanes that crashed. Owning one or more World Trade Center coins is a great way to serve the memory of September 11, 2001.

World Trade Center coins are not just any commemorative pieces of silver or gold. When someone speaks of the coins from the World Trade Center and Ground Zero, he or she means that there were actual gold and silver coins recovered from Ground Zero as firefighters and volunteers worked through the wreckage trying to find survivors. These coins that were found beneath Ground Zero were located directly under the World Trade Center Towers, and these uncirculated gold, silver, and platinum coins were being held by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

As soon as these recovered World Trade Center coins were found, though, they were handled very carefully and placed in a safe spot. It was decided that these recovered coins from the Ground Zero site should be treated as artifacts and memorial pieces of September 11, 2001. They were taken directly to the Collector's Universe. From there, they were minted, marked, and wrapped in special tamper-proof packaging so that they would never be circulated as any dime or quarter is, but would be protected as a commemorative coin forever. Since all of these coins found at the World Trade Center Ground Zero site were organized and cataloged, they are able to always keep track of there whereabouts.

Although these recovered historic coins have not been circulated through the general population of coins at large, they have been added to the rare coin market and currently are prized possessions by rare coin collectors all over the world. Indeed, there were not just United States coins that were found underneath the wreckage at Ground Zero, but coins from all over the world were in the vault that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission held. Some of the countries that these coins originated from include Mexico, Australia, England, and even Jamaica!

When it comes to purchasing one of these amazing pieces of history, there are several ways to go about it. For example, one will be able to find these types of World Trade Center coins listed on auction sites, such as eBay, or they can be bought and sold from official coin collectors and dealers all over the world.

The price, however, for these Gold, Silver, or even Platinum World Trade Center recovered coins will be anywhere between one and two thousand dollars. However, this is truly a small price that an individual will pay compared with what great treasure they'll be able to own.
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