On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.
The TSA includes ‘Team Spirit’ in their core values statement. The administration describes team spirit as being ‘open, respectful, and dedicated to making others better.’ Also, having ‘a passion for challenge, success, and being on a winning team.’ The TSA believes that Team Spirit means the willingness to build teams around your strengths.
In the many years since the September 11th attacks, the Department has marshaled this collective vision to face new and emerging threats against the Homeland. Perhaps most importantly, they forge partnerships to strengthen public, private, and international cooperation and crowd-sourcing solutions.
The obvers shows the historic TSA logo and the reverse bears the seal of Department of Homeland Security.
Struck in a brass alloy, this coin is accented with colorful enamel highlights on both sides.
Each coin measures 1.75 inches (44mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item.