This Silver coin was issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner which went on to become the national anthem of the United States.
- Contains .7734 oz of Silver.
- NGC encapsulation guarantees the PF-70 condition of the coin.
- The Early Release label guarantees this coin was shipped from the mint within the first 30 days of the coin's release.
- Mintage of 169,065 coins.
- Obverse: Features the mythical figure of Lady Liberty waving a 15-star, 15-stripe Star-Spangled Banner emblematic of the theme "The Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry".
- Reverse: Depicts a design emblematic of "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the flag) is shown with a modern American flag.
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This Silver coin was issued in commemoration of the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner which went on to become the national anthem of the United States. Add this 2012-P Star Spangled Banner Silver coin to your cart today!
On the morning of September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key saw a 42-foot by 30-foot American flag flying over Fort McHenry through clearing smoke caused by a 25-hour British bombardment of Fort McHenry. He was so inspired by the sight that he wrote a verse he called “The Defense of Fort McHenry.” By 1916, these words, sung to the tune of the British melody “To Anacreon in Heaven,” had become so widely popular that they were renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and President Woodrow Wilson ordered they 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 national anthem of the United States.