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Well remember those TV ads for coins commemorating the attacks of 9/11.
Folks call the whole thing to scam after they learned that the company behind the ads actually pocketed the proceeds.
Instead of donating that money -- the 9/11 memorial and museum.
Well today we're getting a look at the real thing.
This is the official 9/11 commemorative medal.
The US -- facility at West Point New York is producing these.
And Rick Leventhal is there this afternoon to give us a glimpse into what the real deal -- -- -- it.
-- Shepperd we had to make it through several layers of very tight security here at the US -- but once we got the green light.
We were let inside a room that's filled with heavy machinery where these raw silver blanks are being stamped.
Tons of pressure to create these 9/11 commemorative medals they're not -- -- medals being struck here -- West Point and in Philadelphia to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 now each -- is made with one out of pure civil -- silver excuse me the -- -- heads side.
Because lady liberty holding what's being called the lamp of remembrance with two beacons of light behind or in the words always remember the reverse side.
Or tails side depicts an eagle and the words honor and hope now these metals.
Are not cheap they cost 6695.
Each with ten dollars going to the 9/11 memorial or reject museum and officials here -- -- make it clear distinction.
Between these metals -- they showed us today and other products have been sold on TV that don't actually benefit the ground zero site.
Unfortunately you know there are scams out there or -- the company that was claiming that.
So over from the World Trade Center site was actually being.
It was a scam this is the US -- and that's why -- -- so big part of to give every American opportunity -- In the national -- And this is only the third medal ever issued by the US men and the first struck here.
At West Point you can learn more at US mint dot gov or not a little more memorial.
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