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STATUE OF LIBERTY 120th YEAR HOLIDAY COLLECTIBLE
NOW AVAILABLE AT WWW.ELLISISLAND.ORG
Plated in Copper Preserved from Statue’s Restoration


New York, NY (August 2006) – Celebrate the 120th anniversary of America’s most powerful symbol of freedom with Liberty's Crown 2006, a handsome replica of the Statue of Liberty’s crown specially created to commemorate her 1886 dedication. The fourth in a series of collectibles commissioned by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., this distinctive ornament is the only one on the market that is plated in the actual copper preserved from the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Centered inside the 4 ½ inch x 3 ½ inch ornament is a 24-karat gold finished image of the Statue, with details highlighted in black on a copper plated base bearing the words “Celebrating the Statue’s 120th Year” and dated “2006.” Dangling from the base is a copper medallion bearing the Statue’s formal name “Liberty Enlightening the World” on the front and the Foundation logo on the back. The Crown and Statue are encircled by a 24-karat gold and copper finished frame.

Designed and created by artisans in the U.S.A., Liberty’s Crown 2006 is the perfect patriotic gift for any occasion and makes a beautiful addition to your holiday décor. It is presented in a gold windowed gift box inscribed with the words “Fourth Annual Limited Edition Statue of Liberty Collectible” and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Liberty’s Crown 2006 is available for just $20 at www.ellisisland.org, with proceeds helping to support the continuing work of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Limited quantities of the first three collectibles are also still available. Start collecting these special holiday ornaments today while supplies last!

To order, visit the Foundation’s website www.ellisisland.org or call (212) 561-4500 weekdays from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time.

For further information on The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. visit www.ellisisland.org or call 212-561-4500.


About The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. In addition to restoring the monuments, the Foundation created a museum in the Statue’s base and the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The American Immigrant Wall of Honor® and the American Family Immigration History Center®. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.


CONTACT:
Peg Zitko (212) 561-4517
pzitko@ellisisland.org
Elizabeth Oravetz (212) 561-4542
eoravetz@ellisisland.org



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