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Quarter Debuts at Fort McHenry
By Numismatic News
September 19, 2013

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The Fort McHenry quarter was officially introduced Sept. 13 by U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine at the start of Defenders’ Day Weekend.

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Baltimore’s oldest holiday marks the repulse of the British in 1814 during the War of 1812 and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“The defense of Fort McHenry was the watershed event in the War of 1812,” Rios said, “and this new quarter captures the significance of that victory and connects all Americans who use it to Fort McHenry and its honored place in American history.”

Also participating were U.S. Sen.Ben Cardin, U.S. Reps. C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, site Superintendent Tina Cappetta and U.S. Mint Deputy Director Richard A. Peterson. Park ranger James C. Bailey served as master of ceremonies.

Rolls of 40 quarters can be purchased for $18.95 from the U.S. Mint at the website at www.usmint.gov as well as other sales options.



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