WASHINGTON – The United States Mint will open sales for the 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial Silver Dollar Set on June 1 at noon Eastern Time (ET).  The limited-edition set contains a proof quality Star-Spangled Banner Silver Dollar, a reproduction of one of Francis Scott Key’s original manuscripts of his poem “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the full lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner,” and information about our national anthem against colorful artwork depicting the battle between U.S. and British forces for Fort McHenry, Maryland.  Mintage is limited to 50,000 sets.


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