U.S. Mint preparing for the 2018 America's Beautiful Quarters program

America the Beautiful quarters program offers coins for five states
By , Coin World
Published : 11/10/17
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The America the Beautiful quarter dollars struck for issuance in 2018 will exhibit a variety of finishes to be included in a number of numismatic product options from the U.S. Mint.

Illustrated here are the five 2018 quarter dollars with Uncirculated finish that will be included in several sets, including the 2018 Uncirculated Mint set, which will contain quarter dollars struck at both the Denver and Philadelphia Mints.

The individual reverse designs for the 2018 quarter dollars represent Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia, and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.

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Each reverse bears the initials of the U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist who created the coin design and of the member of the U.S. Mint’s engraving staff at the Philadelphia Mint who sculptured the design.

The design representing Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop it, with the inscriptions PICTURED ROCKS, MICHIGAN, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This reverse was designed by Artistic Infusion Program designer Paul C. Balan and sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Michael Gaudioso.

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The design representing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. Inscriptions are APOSTLE ISLANDS, WISCONSIN, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This reverse was designed by AIP designer Richard Masters and sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon.

The design representing Voyageurs National Park depicts a common loon with a rock cliff in the background and the inscriptions VOYAGEURS, MINNESOTA, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Patricia Lucas-Morris and sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.

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