Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2019.83.3
Dimensions: 1 ½ in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm diameter
Credit Line: Gift of Mary E. Galligan
Challenge coin bearing the insignia of the Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation on the front. A commemorative image on the back with the number 10 in the center depicts the city skyline and includes the Twin Towers and an American flag below. "FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION | NEW YORK OFFICE" is printed around the image.
The FBI is a national security and intelligence organization responsible for protecting and defending the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and for upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. On 9/11, the FBI deployed agents to each attack site and to the airports from which the hijacked flights had departed, setting in motion what became the largest and most complex investigation in its history. Agents worked to identify the hijackers and their accomplices and to deter future attacks.