2012 Infantry Proof Silver Dollar

2012 Infantry Proof Silver Dollar
2012 Infantry Proof Silver Dollar2012 Infantry Proof Silver Dollar


Product Specifications
Composition90% Silver, 10% Copper
Weight26.730 grams
Diameter1.500 inches
Mint and Mint MarkWest Point - W

Product Description

On September 7, 1814, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay to secure the release of his friend Dr. William Beanes. The elderly physician had been taken prisoner when the British invaded Washington, setting fire to several government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol, White House and Treasury Department.

Beanes’ release was secured, but he and Key were held by the British during the shelling of Fort McHenry, the principal fort defending Baltimore. On the morning of September 14, 1814, after the 25-hour British bombardment of Fort McHenry, Key peered through the clearing smoke to see a 42-foot by 30-foot American flag flying proudly over it.

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