Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter

America the Beautiful Quarters
Issued in 2013
2013 America The Beautiful Quarters Coin Fort Mchenry Maryland Uncirculated Reverse
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Fort McHenry Maryland Uncirculated Reverse
2013 America The Beautiful Quarters Coin Uncirculated Obverse P
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Uncirculated Obverse

Coin Description

Reverse
The design represents the fort during its famous annual "Defenders Day" celebration. The fireworks symbolize "the rocket's red glare," linking the fort to its historic past and to our national anthem.
Obverse
Features the portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, used on the quarter-dollar coin since 1932.

The Story

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarter is 19th in the America the Beautiful QuartersĀ® Program. Fort McHenry was first established as a national site on March 3, 1925.

After British forces burned buildings in Washington, D.C., they moved on to attack Baltimore. Francis Scott Key, a poet-lawyer on a truce ship near the fort, saw the fort being bombarded all night long. The next morning, when he saw that his country’s flag was still flying over the fort, he was moved to pen the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Fort McHenry was named for James McHenry, our Nation’s second Secretary of War.

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2013 America The Beautiful Quarters Coin Fort Mchenry Maryland Uncirculated Reverse
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Fort McHenry Maryland Uncirculated Reverse
2013 America The Beautiful Quarters Coin Uncirculated Obverse P
2013 America the Beautiful Quarters Coin Uncirculated Obverse