Voyageurs National Park Quarter Design Finalized

Voyageurs National Park Quarter Design Finalized

In August 2017, the U.S. Mint revealed the final design for the Voyageurs National Park quarter. As the third release for 2018, this interesting quarter features a common loon with rock cliffs and forests in the background. Voyageurs National Park, located on the US-Canadian border, is Minnesota’s only national park.

The loon is just one of the many waterfowl and wildlife found on the lakes that are part of the over 218,000 acres of this Minnesota National Park. International Falls is one of the gateway communities that is located near the park.

International Falls, located on the Rainy River, is about 11 miles from the park’s visitor’s center and directly across from Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada. The town is nicknamed the “Icebox of America” for its cold temperatures and is home to Smokey the Bear Park, where a 26-foot tall statue of this famous bear is located.

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter

In June 2016, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) met to review five designs for the reverse of the 2018 Voyageurs National Park quarter. All designs varied: The first showed a campfire near the lake with a small island in the background. The second showed an eagle clutching a fish, soaring above a network of lakes. The third showed an aerial view of the park and lakes. Park officials liked the fourth design showing a few islands with fir trees, and the fifth displayed a common loon with a rock cliff in the background.

After the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA), and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) reviews designs, the U.S. Mint recommends the favorites to the Secretary of the Treasury, who then makes the final selection.

The Voyageurs coin will honor this beautiful park that’s home to some of the best walleye fishing in the nation, many birds, eastern timber wolves and many small lakes and four large ones.

Voyageurs National Park featured 43rd in National Park Quarter series

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park


Voyageurs National Park, located on the US-Canadian border, is Minnesota’s only national park. In 1965, Voyageurs National Park Association was formed and the group worked to protect the lands around Rainy, Kabetogama, Kamakan and Sand Point Lakes area. Finally in 1975, the national park was established.

The park has 218,054 acres and over a third of that is water, including all or part of the four lakes mentioned above. Besides the four large lakes, there are 26 smaller ones and hundreds of islands. This watery wonderland offers outdoor enthusiasts opportunities to see wildlife, fish, camp and explore the waterways. The park is named for the “voyageurs,” who once paddled its waterways to trade furs.

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2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

The new Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter will be honored on April 11th, during the launch ceremony at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino in Red Cliffs, WI – on the shores of Lake Superior. The Apostle Islands quarter is the second issue of 2018 and 42nd release of the National Park series. The night before the launch, a coin forum will be held at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. This park has 21 different islands and a 12-mile stretch of lakeshore on the mainland for visitors to enjoy.

Attendees can exchange cash for $10 of quarters in rolls. Each quarter features a kayaker near the sea caves at Devils Island with a lighthouse in the background. The 2018 quarter series honors some of America’s more interesting and unusual parks – Pictured Rocks, Apostle Islands, Voyageurs, Cumberland Island and Block Island. Update your collection today with new Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarters.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

In September 2016, the U.S. Mint revealed the final design for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter. As the second release for 2018, this interesting quarter features a kayaker near the sea caves at Devils Island with a lighthouse in the background. Devils Island is one of the 21 Apostle Islands on western Lake Superior.

Hop on a boat at Bayfield, WI and take a 3-hour cruise that takes you past many of the Apostle Islands and lighthouses found in this national lakeshore park. Bayfield is the gateway to the Apostle Islands and smallest incorporated city in Wisconsin, with a population of about 500.