US Mint Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Proof Silver Coin

   

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UNITED STATES MINT

STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

2012 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF SILVER DOLLAR COIN


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IN ORIGINAL MINT SLEEVE 


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IN DARK BLUE VELVETINE PRESENTATION CASE

 

The Star-Spangled Banner

On September 7, 1814, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay to 
secure the release of his friend Dr. William Beanes. The elderly physician had been taken prisoner 
when the British invaded Washington, setting fire to several  government buildings, including the 
U.S. Capitol, White House and Treasury Department.

Beanes' release was secured, but he and Key were held by the British during the shelling of Fort 
McHenry, the principal fort defending Baltimore. On the morning of September 14, 1814, after the 
25-hour British bombardment of Fort McHenry, Key peered through the clearing smoke to see a 
42-foot by 30-foot American flag flying proudly over it.

He was so inspired by the sight of the enormous flag that he wrote a verse he named "The Defence of
Fort McHenry" to commemorate the occasion. He also included a note that it should be sung to the 
tune of the popular British melody "To Anacreon in Heaven." Within a month, the words had been 
published in papers along the eastern seaboard. 

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered that the anthem, which had been popularly renamed 
the "The Star-Spangled Banner," be played at military and naval ceremonies.  On March 3, 1931, 
President Herbert Hoover signed a resolution passed by Congress that officially designated 
"The Star-Spangled Banner" as the U.S. National Anthem.



Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act

The Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-232), signed into law on August
16, 2010, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 100,000 gold $5 coins and 
500,000 silver $1 coins in commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of our national anthem.  
According to the law, the designs shall be emblematic of the War of 1812, particularly the Battle of 
Baltimore that formed the basis for the lyrics of "The Star—Spangled Banner."

Surcharges collected from sales of the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins—
$35 for each gold coin and $10 for each silver coin—are authorized to be paid to the Maryland War of 
1812 Bicentennial Commission. The commission will use these funds to support its bicentennial 
activities, educational outreach, and preservation and improvement of the sites and structures 
related to the War of 1812.


Coin Designs - Silver Dollar Proof

The obverse (heads side) design of the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative
Silver Dollar is emblematic of the theme "The Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry."  
It depicts Lady Liberty waving the 15-star, 15-stripe Star-Spangled Banner flag with 
Fort McHenry in the background. Inscriptions are LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 
2012. 

The reverse (tails) design is emblematic of the theme "The Star-Spangled Banner" 
(the flag). It depicts a waving modern American flag. Inscriptions are ONE DOLLAR,
E PLURIBUS UNUM and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

These 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin designs were approved by 
the Department of the Treasury on November 3, 2011, at the recommendation of 
the United States Mint, after consultation with the Maryland War of 1812 
Bicentennial Commission and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, as well as review by 
the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee.

Coin Specifications:
Silver Dollar
Weight: 26.73 grams nominal
Diameter: 1.500 inches (±0.003) or 38.10 mm (±0.08)
Composition: 90 percent silver; 10 percent copper
Mintage Limit: 500,000 across all product options
Place struck: United States Mint at Philadelphia ("P" mint mark)


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US Mint Star-Spangled Banner 2012 Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar Coin
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  • Item #: C01V03M02P02C32L13STARSPBANUSSDP
  • Manufacturer: US MINT
  • Manufacturer's Product Number: ARM3
  • Condition: New
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