The history-altering victory at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814 inspired the 19th release of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters®. This beautiful 5 oz. silver coin commemorates Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
The Silver 5-oz ATB 2013 Fort McHenry contains .999 fine silver and is one of the largest bullion coin ever released by the U.S. mint. Despite having 25 cent face value, the coin proved its appeal to collectors with its artistic design and fine silver content.
About the Fort McHenry silver coin
Each obverse of the coins in the series features the portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, used on the quarter since 1932.
The Silver 5-oz ATB 2013 Fort McHenry reverse depicts the "Defenders Day" celebration, which is considered the primary annual event held at Fort McHenry. The fireworks evident on the design symbolize "the rocket's red glare," linking the fort to its historic past and to our national anthem - The Star-Spangled Banner. The reverse design was developed in consultation with representatives of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.
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About the America the Beautiful series
America the Beautiful coin series was launched in 2010 by the U.S. Mint takes us on a trip to our nation's lush, natural landscapes, from tropical rainforests to historical sites, prairies, and more. In its 19th installment, the U.S. mint features the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and the resounding victory central to U.S. independence.
About Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry was constructed in 1798 to defend the entrance to Baltimore harbor on the site of a smaller, earth-walled fort dating from the Revolutionary War. Fort McHenry was named after George Washington’s Secretary of War, Baltimore native James McHenry. Fort McHenry saw action during both the War of 1812 and the Civil War. In 1933 the site was transferred to the National Park Service. In 1939, the site was redesignated as both a National Monument and a Historic Shrine. To this day, Fort McHenry remains the only National Park Service location that’s also a Historic Shrine.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is a historical American coastal pentagonal bastion fort on Locust Point, now a neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. The fort was named after James McHenry Nation's second Secretary of War and was established as a national site on March 3, 1925. Fort McHenry is known to be the ground where brave Americans stood against invading British and won the War of 1812. The fort is also known as the birthplace of the U.S. National Anthem - "Star-Spangled Banner."
The Star-Spangled Banner, originally titled "The Defence of Fort M'Henry," was written after Francis Scott Key witnessed the Maryland fort being attacked during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak as reflected in the now-famous lines of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
- 19th release in the U.S. Mint's popular America the Beautiful 5 oz bullion series.
- Iconic effigy of George Washington originally designed by John Flanagan
- Depicts the historical site during the "Defenders Day" celebration, considered the centerpiece annual event held at Fort McHenry designed by artist Joseph Menna
- Limited mintage of just 35,000 coins
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine silver