Home > U.S. Mint Packaged >

2012 US Star-Spangled Banner 2-Coin Commemorative Proof Set
2012 US Star-Spangled Banner 2-Coin Commemorative Proof Set


 
Alternative Views:


Our Price: $455.00

Quantity in Stock:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: US-MC-2SET-12-SSB-PF
Qty:

Description Coin Specs Included With Purchase
 
2012 US Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Proof Two-Coin Set


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.

Gold Five Dollar
The obverse (heads side) design of the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner $5 is emblematic of the theme "The Battles at Sea During the War of 1812." It 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. Inscriptions are IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY and 1812-2012.
The reverse (tails) design is emblematic of the theme "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the song). It depicts the first words of the Star-Spangled Banner anthem, O say can you see, in Francis Scott Key's handwriting against a backdrop of 15 stars and 15 stripes, representing the Star-Spangled Banner flag. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and FIVE DOLLARS.

Silver Dollar
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.

Our "vintage" US Mint products have been previously owned. They are hand-inspected to ensure they are complete and include all original US Mint packaging. Vintage coins may show some effects of aging and packaging may have some minimal wear and tear.

The "Stock Images" used in this description are an indicator of the quality of the item you will receive. The actual item you will receive is guaranteed to be as described and depicted.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

U.S. Mint Packaged
U.S. Mint Packaged > Modern Commemoratives
U.S. Mint Packaged > Modern Commemoratives > Multi-Coin Sets