2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter released at Mather Elementary School

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter Released

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter Released

The new Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter, 41st issue of the series and the first design for 2018, is now in circulation. On February 7, 2018, the official launch ceremony for the new Pictured Rocks quarter took place in the Mather Elementary School Auditorium, which is located in Munising, Michigan.

After the ceremony, a coin exchange was held where attendees were able to get $10 rolls of the new quarters at face value. This issue depicts Chapel Rock with the white pine that grows out of its top.

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter design finalized

On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarters. The reverse shows Chapel Rock with the white pine that grows out of its top. The inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include the name and location of the site: pictured rocks, michigan, the year of issue: 2018, and the motto: e pluribus unum.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter design finalized

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter design finalized

This handsome quarter is a perfect match for the 2004 Statehood quarter, which also featured Michigan, the park’s home state. As the 41st in the series overall, the Pictured Rocks quarter will be followed by designs honoring Apostle Islands, Voyageurs, Cumberland Island and Block Island sites.

Candidate designs for new 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter

Candidate designs for new 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter

Candidate designs for new 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter


In July of 2016, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) reviewed several candidate designs for the reverse of the 2018 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore quarter.
The CCAC recommended an up-close view of Chapel Rock with the white pine growing out of the top. The CFA opted for a design that also shows Chapel Rock and its lone pine tree, with trees surrounding.
Known for the impressive sandstone cliffs that line a colorful stretch of Lake Superior in Michigan, Pictured Rocks is home to natural caves and scenic waterfalls. The water holds mineral deposits that streak the rocks with bold colors, giving the park its name.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore featured 41st in National Park Quarter series

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Along the edge of Lake Superior in Michigan, water seeps from cracks in the impressive sandstone cliffs. The mineral deposits in this water streaks the rocks with bold colors. This is how Pictured Rocks gets its name – that colorful stretch of land.

Enhancing the park’s beauty are natural caves that have formed in the cliffs over time. These are ready for visitors to explore – along with several scenic waterfalls that dot the landscape. Established as America’s first National Lakeshore, this region is home to a unique beauty.

Learn more about National Park Service: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

2017 George Rogers Clark National Park Quarter launch

The new George Rogers Clark National Historical Park quarter will be honored on November 14th, during the launch ceremony at the Riverfront Pavilion in Vincennes, IN. The George Rogers Clark quarter is the final issue of 2017 and 40th release of the National Park series. On the 13th, the night before the launch, a coin forum will be held at the George Rogers Clark Visitor Center. This historic park is located near the ruins of Fort Sackville. During the midwinter in 1779, Clark, along with 170 men captured the fort after an 18-day march.

Attendees can exchange cash for $10 of quarters in rolls. Each quarter features Clark leading his men through chilly water to attack Fort Sackville. The 2017 quarter series honor some of America’s more interesting and unusual parks – Effigy Mounds, Frederick Douglass, Ozark Riverways, Ellis Island and George Rogers Clark Park. Update your collection today with new George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Quarters.