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.

Voyageurs National Park featured 43rd in National Park Quarter series

Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park


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 of that is water, including all or part of the four lakes mentioned above. Besides the four large lakes, there are 26 smaller ones and hundreds of islands. This watery wonderland offers outdoor enthusiasts opportunities to see wildlife, fish, camp and explore the waterways. The park is named for the “voyageurs,” who once paddled its waterways to trade furs.

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2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter launch held at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

The new Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter will be honored on April 11th, during the launch ceremony at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino in Red Cliffs, WI – on the shores of Lake Superior. The Apostle Islands quarter is the second issue of 2018 and 42nd release of the National Park series. The night before the launch, a coin forum will be held at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. This park has 21 different islands and a 12-mile stretch of lakeshore on the mainland for visitors to enjoy.

Attendees can exchange cash for $10 of quarters in rolls. Each quarter features a kayaker near the sea caves at Devils Island with a lighthouse in the background. The 2018 quarter series honors 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 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarters.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter Design Finalized

In September 2016, the U.S. Mint revealed the final design for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter. As the second release for 2018, this interesting quarter features a kayaker near the sea caves at Devils Island with a lighthouse in the background. Devils Island is one of the 21 Apostle Islands on western Lake Superior.

Hop on a boat at Bayfield, WI and take a 3-hour cruise that takes you past many of the Apostle Islands and lighthouses found in this national lakeshore park. Bayfield is the gateway to the Apostle Islands and smallest incorporated city in Wisconsin, with a population of about 500.

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter

Candidate designs for the new 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter

Candidate designs for the 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter[/caption]Candidate designs for the 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter[/caption]In June 2016, the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Advisory Committee met to review nine designs for the reverse of the 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter. All designs varied: Six showed kayakers on Lake Superior enjoying the natural rock formations and sea caves. A few of those designs featured a lighthouse in the background. The three other proposed designs highlighted the park’s natural beauty, focusing only on the water, rock formations and sea caves.

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 Apostle Islands coin will honor this beautiful park that’s home to 21 islands, many sea caves and wonderful rock formations, plus the largest number of lighthouses found in any national park.