Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Images Released

February 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With a release date set and prices already established, the U.S. Mint is quickly rolling out the other necessities of launching the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin products on Monday, 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.

These include images of each $5 gold and silver dollar commemorative coin, product pages for both plus the companion 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set and ceremony release details.

As for the latter, the ceremony is scheduled to start an hour prior to the coins’ worldwide availability. Planned for 11:00 AM ET on March 5, the ceremony will be held at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor Center which is located at 2400 East Fort Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ceremonial launches are common with major U.S. Mint coin releases. They usually last about 30 minutes and are open to the public who are often given the opportunity to purchase new coins on site. Everyone else can visit the U.S. Mint website ( and buy any of the Star-Spangled Banner coins or proof set beginning at 12:00 noon ET. Introductory pricing will be available for each, with regular prices scheduled to go into effect after 5:00 PM ET on April 5, 2012.

Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coin Images

Star-Spangled Banner $5 Gold Coin Images – The obverse design, by Donna Weaver, depicts a naval battle scene from the War of 1812, with an American sailing ship in the foreground. The reverse design, by Richard Masters, depicts the first words of the Star-Spangled Banner anthem, O say can you see, in Francis Scott Key's handwriting. The words are cast against a backdrop of 15 stars and 15 stripes, representing the Star-Spangled Banner flag.

The silver dollars will be most popular, and will open with prices of $49.95 for the proof and $44.95 for the uncirculated. Prices for the gold coins and proof set will be determined by the prevailing price of gold and can change weekly. All prices include a surcharge ($35 for gold coins and $10 for silver dollars) that will be paid to the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission (

Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set

U.S. Mint image of the Star-Spangled Banner Two-Coin Proof Set

There are two U.S. commemorative coin programs this year, with the last one including the above described Star-Spangled Banner products which celebrate the bicentennial writing of the national anthem. The first program launched on February 16 and includes the 2012 Infantry Soldier Silver Dollars which commemorate the legacy of the U.S. Army Infantry and the establishment of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

Visit this site’s commemorative coins page for information on other modern U.S. Mint issues.

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