|Added by||Marius Stefanescu|
|In personal collections||8|
|General Description||The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Quarter honors the site in Maryland made famous by Francis Scott Key in writing his poem the Star-Spangled Banner.
During the War of 1812, Key was on an American truce ship when he witnessed the British attack on Fort McHenry. The next morning, he saw that the United States’ flag was still flying, signifying the base had not been taken. He was so moved by the events at Fort McHenry, he wrote the Star-Spangled Banner about the battle.
Fort McHenry was also used during the American Civil War, World War I and World War II. During each war, it was used as a different facility, such as a hospital and a prison. Even so, the fort still looks much like the original structure from the War of 1812.
|Material||Copper-Nickel Clad Copper|
|Mint||United States of America - Philadelphia (P)|
|Designer||John Flanagan & William Cousins / Joseph F. Menna|
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