WTC Steel USS New York Challenge Coin
Literally forged from the steel of the World Trade Center, the USS New York is a symbol of America’s fierce courage to never give in. The Navy inspected the steel for material strength, before the twisted metal from the September 11 attacks was reborn as part of the ship. After being measured worthy, 7.5 tons of the World Trade Center steel was used to craft the bow stem of the ship.
New York Governor George Pataki petitioned the Secretary of the Navy to honor the victims and heroes of that fateful day by naming the ship the USS New York. Though state names are typically reserved for submarines, special consideration was given and the Navy approved the naming of the USS New York in 2002.
The coin’s obverse shows the imposing ship cutting through the water beneath images of the Statue of Liberty and the two towers of the World Trade Center. Encircling the coin is the ship’s creed “Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget.” On the reverse is the ship’s herald, encircled in an anchor chain with its motto “Never Forget.”
Size: 1.75 Inches
Finish: Antique Bronze