On March 3, 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a resolution passed by Congress that officially designated “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States.
- Contains .24187 oz of Gold.
- Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Depicts a naval battle scene from the War of 1812, with an American sailing ship in the foreground and a damaged and fleeing British ship in the background.
- Reverse: Features a design which symbolizes "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the song). The first words of the Star-Spangled Banner anthem against a backdrop of 15 stars and 15 stripes.
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On the morning of September 14, 1814, after a 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 flag that he wrote a verse he named "The Defence of Fort McHenry".