Category Archives: 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Voyageurs National Park featured 43rd in National Park Quarter series

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 […]