On September 14, 2014, Maryland State Numismatic Association (MSNA) Vice President Jack Schadegg presented an encased Fort McHenry quarter to a Royal Navy Warrant Officer of the British frigate HMS Argyll as an appreciation of its visit to Baltimore. The ship was docked at Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland to participate in the festivities comprising Star Spangled Spectacular, the celebration of the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore and of the national anthem.
Referring to the events of 200 years ago, Vice President Schadegg’s presentation letter remarks that “We also celebrate the friendship and alliance those 200 years since have forged between our two nations.”
Celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore (September 13-14, 1814) and of the Star-Spangled Banner, the encased Fort McHenry quarter was produced by MSNA. Collectors interested in obtaining their own P, D, or S-mint Fort McHenry encased quarters may contact MSNA at P.O. Box 13504, Silver Spring, MD 20911-3504 or visit the MSNA website www.mdstatenumisassn.org.