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Bicentennial Coins Honor the Star Spangled Banner

Silver 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin - 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 1812 – 2012.

The U.S. Mint is honoring the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner by issuing commemorative coins that include an image of ships at war that match the scene in 1812 when Francis Scott Key penned the national anthem. Key wrote the national anthem the morning after the British bombarded the Americans at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, during the War of 1812.

Up to 100,000 gold $5 coins and 500,000 silver $1 coins will be issued to mark the anniversary. You can purchase the gold coins for $35 each. The silver coins are $10 each.

Learn more about the Star Spangled Banner coins.

Asked by Anonymous

I collect the Presidential dollar coins but the banks say they have not received them. The release date was Nov. 21st. I was wondering when the banks will receive them. Thank you. Valerie Burns.

Banks can order Presidential $1 coins directly from the U.S. Mint. Unfortunately, we can’t say when they will receive the coins. You should call your bank to find out if have any available before you visit.

You can also order $1 coins directly from the Mint or purchase collector versions of the coins. Learn more about buying Presidential $1 coins.