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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter Launch and Coin Exchange
2013 Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Uncirculated Quarter Reverse.

Bask in the history and majestic preservation of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore. Fort McHenry is the birthplace of our national anthem and served as a prison for political and military detainees during the Civil War. We hope that you will be able to join us at the site on September 13 for a quarter launch and coin exchange that will take place during the fort's Star-Spangled Banner "Defender's Day" celebration.

The quarter launch will take place at 10 a.m. (ET), followed by the quarter exchange, where members of the public can exchange cash for $10 rolls of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter. Participants will also be able to enjoy other activities like military drills, musket and cannon firings, military bands, a parade and more. Customers can begin purchasing the quarters in rolls and bags directly from the United States Mint beginning August 26 at noon (ET).

Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets
Outside packaging of the 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets, Philadelphia and Denver.

Treasure the legacy of past presidents by adding the 2013 Presidential $1 Four-Coin Sets to your collection. The sets contain all 2013-dated Presidential $1 Coins featuring the likenesses of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. The sets, containing coins from either the United States Mint at Philadelphia or Denver, are conveniently priced at $12.95.

Summer Savings: Free Shipping for Domestic Online Orders
A yellow lab enjoys the benefits of free domestic online shipping by swimming with a tennis ball in its mouth.

Before you put away the grills and cover the pools, check out this exciting summer offer the United States Mint has just for you – free shipping! That's right, domestic customers can now enjoy the benefits of free shipping when placing an order on the online catalog, Ignite your summer with our free shipping incentive through September 30.

Improvements to the Web
A detail of one of the new shopping cart pages with new features highlighted.

This month, we will launch redesigned and simplified shopping cart Web pages to make it easier for shoppers to complete the checkout process. This series of improvements began last September and has included an integrated global navigation, easy-to-read product pages with more images, site and product search improvements, and much more. For more information on these website changes, please visit

09/03/2013 2013 Presidential Discovery Set – Theodore Roosevelt
09/19/2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Three-Coin Set™ – Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
09/24/2013 2013 United States Mint Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change

Girl Scouts in the Spotlight
Plinky the pig admiring the obverse of the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Uncirculated Silver Dollar.

Plinky is one excited little pig. This month, she gets to present a commemorative coin that honors the beloved Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

Learn about what makes this renowned organization so endearing and enduring. Check out the August Coin of the Month!

New Free Lesson Plans
Detail of the reverse of the 2013 Native American $1 Coin.

The 2013 batch of Native American $1 Coin lesson plans is online and ready to download for free. Whether you teach in a public, private or home-based school, these plans will serve to enhance your teaching resources. After all, they've been written by teachers and are aligned with national standards in a variety of subject areas for grades K through 8.

This year's theme is "The Delaware Treaty (1778)." If you need to cover skills such as using primary sources, nonfiction text features, a turtle's life cycle, animal habitats or negotiation and cooperation, these plans are definitely worth a close look!