Candidate designs for new 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter

Candidate designs for new 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter

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 design showing a snowy egret with wings spread, perched on a branch before a marsh.

Located on the southern end of Georgia’s coastline, Cumberland Island is one of the state’s biggest barrier islands. It’s home to untouched forests and beaches, as well as freshwater lakes and saltwater marshes.

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

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 turtles come ashore to lay their eggs – an average of 25-30% of the state’s sea turtle nests are laid on Cumberland Island each year!
Learn more about Cumberland Island National Seashore.

2018 Voyageurs National Park Quarter launch held at Irv Anderson Amphitheater

Voyageurs National Park Quarter Launched

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 at the Kabetogama Lake Town Hall in Kabetogama, MN. This historic park has 218,054 acres and over a third of that is water. The park is named for the “voyageurs,” who once paddled its waterways to trade furs.

Attendees can exchange cash for $10 of quarters in rolls. Each quarter features a common loon with rock cliffs and forests in the background. The 2018 quarter series honor 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 Voyageurs Park Quarters.

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.