It was the worst day in American history, and yet we choose to remember – to remember those who died, those who fought, the victims, heroes, and their families. You can choose to honor those who died on 9/11 with this $2 bill that commemorates the tragedy that happened almost ten years ago, when terrorists attacked our country by flying planes into the World Trade center and the Pentagon.
We remember this event through popular songs, books, history lessons, television, and for many of us, our own memories. For me, personally, 9/11 was also the day I found out my wife was pregnant with our first child. THAT was crazy – thinking about bringing new life into a world where something like this had just happened. It wasn’t for weeks later that all of us realized how many mothers lost their husbands, and children lost their fathers, among the firefighters, police, and rescue crews that helped to save lives that day. Not to mention the families of the people who died directly in the attacks themselves.
This $2 bill that celebrates the courage of these men and women has a portrait of Thomas Jefferson on the front, and to his right stands the twin towers of the World Trade Center as they stood before the attacks. Balancing out the design is an image of the new Freedom Tower that is being built to replace the WTC towers to the left of President Jefferson. The words that frame the event in our minds – “Always Remember” – are printed on the bottom. On the reverse is an image of our forefathers signing the Declaration of Independence.
9/11 $2 Bill Video
This video shows the bill in much greater detail. It also explains how the 9/11 bill is legal US currency and has the official seal of the Federal Reserve.
More about the 9/11 $2 Bill
- Honors 9/11 and those who died in its tragedy
- Legal US $2 bill
- Features images of President Thomas Jefferson, the World Trade Center twin towers, and the new Freedom Tower on the front
- Has an illustration of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence on the back
- $2 Bills are among the rarest US currencies
- Comes from the New England Mint
- Comes with a full-color certificate of authenticity
- Collector’s folio can be purchased at an additional cost
- Issue price has been set at $30
- Special offers include an additional full-color New York Skyline $2 bill