Final Day for Star-Spangled Banner Introductory Gold, Silver Coin Pricing

Pricing for 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins will be raised at 5:00 PM ET on Thursday, April 5, 2012 after having been on sale since March 5, 2012.

Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Coin Images

Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar Coin Images – The obverse design, by Joel Iskowitz, depicts Lady Liberty waving the 15-star, 15-stripe Star-Spangled Banner flag with Fort McHenry in the background. The reverse design, by William C. Burgard III, depicts a waving modern American flag.

The $5 gold and $1 silver coin products offered by the United States Mint will see price increases of $5 each. The following table provides the current introductory prices, upcoming regular prices and the most recent U.S. Mint sales figures for each product as of Monday, April 2.

2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Gold and Silver Coin Prices

Product Intro Price Regular Price Sales
Proof $1 Silver Coin $49.95 $54.95 74,789
Uncirculated $1 Silver Coin $44.95 $49.95 28,815
Proof $5 Gold Coin $505.00 $510.00 4,170
Uncirculated $5 Gold Coin $495.00 $500.00 3,137
Two-Coin Proof Set* $555.00 $560.00 7,801


*The two-coin proof set includes a proof of the $5 gold and $1 silver coin. Prices on any of the gold coins may actually change weekly if gold prices move significantly. In fact, their prices were reduced only two days after they were released as gold had dropped significantly.

Authorized by Public Law No 111-232, up to 100,000 gold $5 coins and 500,000 silver $1 coins may be issued to commemorate the bicentennial of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner which officially became the national anthem of the United States on March 3, 1931. Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics on the morning of September 14, 1814 after seeing an American flag still flying over Fort McHenry following a 25-hour British bombardment.

Each Star-Spangled Banner commemorative coin sold includes a surcharge of $35 for per gold coin and $10 per silver coin. Collected funds are paid to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission for the purpose of supporting bicentennial activities, educational outreach activities, and preservation and improvement activities pertaining to the sites and structures relating to the War of 1812.

Additional information and ordering options for the coins are available at or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

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