2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin

Appearing as the fourth strike in 2013 of the US Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin® Program will be the 2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin.

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The monument and shrine are located on the Locust Point Peninsula of the Baltimore Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Built to defend the city, the fort is the site of many significant events, but perhaps none more so than its successful defense in the War of 1812 for which Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" which would eventually become the national anthem of the United States.

Each America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin is struck from five ounces of .999 fine silver to a diameter of three inches and feature the same obverse and reverse designs as found on the circulating America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. One major difference between the circulating quarters and the bullion coins (aside from their content, size and weight) will be the fact that the bullion strikes have edge-incused lettering to indicate the coins weight and fineness.

2013 America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins

A total of five America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins will be issued by the US Mint in 2013:

  • 2013 White Mountain National Forest 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing New Hampshire
  • 2013 Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Ohio
  • 2013 Great Basin National Park 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Nevada
  • 2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing Maryland
  • 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial 5 oz Silver Bullion Coin representing South Dakota

The coins listed above mark the sixteenth through the twentieth of the program to be released by the US Mint which debuted in 2010 and runs through 2021 with a total of fifty-six strikes.

Issue Information

Similar in design to the circulating America the Beautiful Quarter Dollars, these bullion coins will also be released on a similar schedule.

Release Date

The release date for the Fort McHenry America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins has not yet been announced by the US Mint.

Issue Price

As with all bullion pieces from the US Mint, its network of authorized purchasers will be responsible for selling the bullion coins to the public. Each will be sold for a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of silver contained within them.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Mintmarks are not usually present on the bullion coins of the US Mint. However, only the Mint’s facility in Philadelphia received special equipment for the striking of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion coins.

Designer & Sculptor

John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington, first President of the United States, will be seen on the obverse (heads side) of all of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coins. That design was first featured on the quarter dollar in 1932 and has been on the quarters in one form or another ever since.

A design showcasing a portion of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will be seen on the reverse (tails side) of the coin.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $0.25
Finish: Bullion
Composition: .999 fine silver
Standard Weight: 5 oz
Standard Diameter: 3.0 inch
Edge: lettering

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