Proposed quarter dollar designs for 2018 get Commission of Fine Arts nod

Panel reviews 52 combined submissions
By , Coin World
Published : 06/17/16
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Proposed designs for the five America the Beautiful quarter dollars to be released in 2018 were recommended June 16 by the Commission of Fine Arts.

The same designs are to be reviewed June 27 by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee. The CFA reviewed 52 candidate designs — 13 for Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan; nine for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin; five for Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota; 13 for Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia; and 12 for Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

Pictured Rocks

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was congressionally recognized in 1966 as a U.S. National Lakeshore on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between the communities of Munising and Grand Marais.

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For the reverse of the Pictured Rocks quarter dollar, the CFA recommends a proposed design depicting Chapel Rock and the lone white pine tree that grows atop it.

Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was recognized by Congress in 1970.

The lakeshore, located in Bayfield, Wis., consists of 21 islands and shoreline encompassing 69,372 acres on the northern tip of the state, also on the shore of Lake Superior.

For the Apostle Islands quarter dollar, the CFA recommends a design depicting the sea caves at Devil’s Island with the lighthouse in the background. A kayaker paddles by in the lake below.


Voyageurs National Park is in northern Minnesota near the town of International Falls. Congress recognized the park by statute in 1971.

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