There are countless national monuments and historical markers in the United States that celebrate the many pivotal moments in the nation’s 240-plus year history. Few are as important though as the Fort McHenry National Monument. It was here during the War of 1812 that the nation’s anthem was born, inspired by the sight of Americans valiantly defending Fort McHenry during a relentless British bombardment. Right now, 2013-P 5 oz Burnished ATB Fort McHenry Silver Coins are available to you online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside of US Mint boxes and include a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 19th coin from the US Mint’s ATB Series and the 4th issue in 2013!
- Limited mintage of burnished silver coins!
- Contains 5 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Bears a face value of $.25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes George Washington’s portrait.
- Reverse depicts the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
- Represents Maryland in the ATB Series.
- Features a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Each of the 2013-P 5 oz Burnished ATB Fort McHenry Silver Coins in this product listing comes from the United States Mint with a commemorative blue display box and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. The Burnished ATB Silver Coins have a “P” mint mark from the Philadelphia Mint.
Burnished Silver ATB Coins feature a distinct finish different from that of their bullion counterparts. The bullion coins have a shiny finish, but the vapor blasting that takes place with the silver blanks used in the burnished series result in a matte finish with a slightly frosted visual appeal.
On the reverse of 2013-P 5 oz Burnished ATB Fort McHenry Silver Coins is the image of bombs bursting in air over the ramparts at Fort McHenry. The fort is a bastion fort on Locust Point near Baltimore, Maryland and guarded the harbor. During the War of 1812, Fort McHenry withstood a two-day assault from the British Royal Navy that included a near nonstop bombardment.
Captive aboard a Royal Navy ship in the harbor, Francis Scott Key watched as the Americans valiantly withstood the bombardment and never surrendered the fort to the British. Watching the shells from Royal Navy ships explode in the air above the fort and bounce off its ramparts, Key wrote of the “the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there.” On the morning of the second day’s bombardment, American troops raised a larger flag over the fort to signal victory.
The obverse of 2013 Burnished Silver ATB Coins features the left-profile portrait of President George Washington. The left-profile portrait here was created in 1932 by John Flanagan based upon a 1786 bust of Washington.
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