WTC Memorial rejects donation from coin maker
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation rejected a donation of more than $30,000 from a company that marketed 9/11 commemorative coins.
The company described the coins as minted from silver recovered at Ground Zero. It also claimed that "$5 of every commemorative order is donated to official 9/11 family charities and memorials."
However, according to David Seifman at the New York Post, it might not be so easy:
Joseph Daniels, the foundation's president and CEO, said the National Collector's Mint (NCM) in Port Chester sent in the contributions as part of a campaign to peddle a "Freedom Tower Silver Dollar" in late 2004.
"We weren't comfortable because of the history," said Daniels. "They were investigated by the Attorney General's Office and ended up settling."
Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara has ordered Port Chester-based National Collectors Mint (NCM) to pay civil penalties totaling $369,510 in connection with its marketing and sale of its "Freedom Tower Silver Dollar."