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2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter 100-Coin Bag – Philadelphia (WF1)

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The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter is the fourth of 2013 and the 19th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Fort McHenry – the birthplace of our country’s national anthem – was named for James McHenry, our Nation’s second secretary of war. Following the burning of the Nation’s capitol in August 1814, British forces attacked Baltimore. Francis Scott Key, a poet-lawyer, witnessed the September 13-14 bombardment of Fort McHenry while under British guard on an American truce ship in the Patapsco River. Seeing his country’s flag still flying over the fort the next morning, he was moved to pen “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Fort McHenry was first established as a national site on March 3, 1925 (43 Stat. 1109).

The reverse design represents the site during the “Defenders Day” celebration, considered the centerpiece annual event held at Fort McHenry. The fireworks symbolize the “rocket’s red glare,” linking the fort to its historic past. Inscriptions are FORT McHENRY, MARYLAND, 2013 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.

The United States Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program in 2010. The 12-year initiative includes 56 quarters featuring reverse designs depicting some of our most cherished national parks and other national sites. The United States Mint will issue five new quarter designs each year, with one final design in 2021.

Specification NameSpecification Value
Coin Specifications
Denomination Quarter
Composition 8.33% Nickel,
Balance Copper
Weight 5.670 grams
Diameter 0.955 in
(24.3 mm)
Edge Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark Philadelphia - P

On-Sale Date: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of August 26, 2013, at 12 noon (ET) shall ot be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. These products will be available for one year from the initial on-sale date or until inventory is depleted prior to the one-year timeframe.

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