Friday, July 6, 2012

The Coin Of The Realm - Star-Spangled Banner Edition

From the U.S. Mint's website:
Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act
The Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act...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."

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