Category Archives: 2018 National Park Quarters

Block Island – “One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere”

Just about 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island lies the most important migratory bird habitat on the East coast – the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge. Over 70 different types of migratory songbirds visit the island each fall. Plus, the endangered sand-colored Piping Plover makes its home there. In 1614, Dutch explorer Adrian […]

Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter design finalized

On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the Cumberland Island National Seashore quarters. The reverse shows a snowy egret with its wings spread, perched on a branch before a marsh. The inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include the name and location of the site: cumberland island, georgia, the year of […]

Candidate designs for new 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter

In July of 2016, both the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) made recommendations after reviewing several candidate designs for the reverse of the 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter. The CCAC recommended a design showing a loggerhead sea turtle in the water, swimming. The CFA opted for a […]

2018 Voyageurs National Park Quarter launch held at Irv Anderson Amphitheater

The Voyageurs National Park quarter was honored on June 14th, during the launch ceremony at the Irv Anderson Amphitheater in International Falls, MN. The Voyageurs National Park quarter is the third issue of 2018 and 43rd release of the National Park series. On the 13th, the evening before the launch, a coin forum was held […]

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 […]