U.S. Mint Releases 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

Francis Scott Key, a Georgetown resident in the early 1800s, would be so proud, as are we. The United States Mint is now accepting orders for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins. The bureau is authorized by Public Law 111-232, the “Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coin Act,” to strike and issue up to 100,000 gold $5 coins and 500,000 silver $1 coins to commemorate the bicentennial of the writing of our national anthem.

Collectors can obtain both the gold and silver coins in “proof” and “uncirculated” condition. A “proof” silver dollar is $54.95, with an introductory price of $49.95 available through April 5. The “uncirculated” silver dollar is $49.95, or $44.95 through April 5. Costs of the “proof” and “uncirculated” gold coins, and the two-coin (gold and silver) set, are based on the mint’s pricing structure for numismatic commemorative products containing gold and will be priced weekly. Opening day prices for the gold coins will be $529.30 for “proof,” $519.30 for “uncirculated” and $579.30 for the two-coin proof set.

Visit www.USMint.gov for more information and to order.

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