Category Archives: 2018

2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter released at local High School

The new Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter, 44th issue of the series and the fourth design for 2018, is now in circulation. On August 30, 2018, the official launch ceremony for the new Cumberland Island quarter took place in the Camden County High School Auditorium, which is located in Kingsland, Georgia. After the ceremony, a […]

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter Design Finalized

The U.S. Mint announced the final design for the 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarter on August 1, 2017 at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money in Denver. Featuring the 5th and final new National Park quarter design for 2018, the Block Island coin will depict a black-crowned night-heron flying above the […]

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 […]

Cumberland Island National Seashore featured on 44th in National Park Quarter series

Located on the southern end of Georgia’s coastline, Cumberland Island is one of the state’s biggest barrier islands. It boasts untouched forests and beaches, as well as freshwater lakes and saltwater marshes. The island is also host to a variety of wildlife. Feral horses, wild hogs and armadillos all run free. And endangered loggerhead sea […]