U.S. Mint preparing for the 2018 quarter dollars program

America the Beautiful quarters program offers coins for five states
By , Coin World
Published : 11/10/17
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The design representing Cumberland Island National Seashore depicts a snowy egret perched on a branch on the edge of a salt marsh, ready for flight. Inscriptions are CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Donna Weaver and sculptured by then Mint Sculptor-Engraver Donald Everhart II, before his retirement July 31.

The design selected for the quarter dollar honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge depicts a black-crowned night-heron flying over a view from the beach at Cow Cove looking towards Sandy Point. The North Lighthouse is seen in the background. Inscriptions are BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM. This reverse was designed by AIP Designer Chris Costello and sculptured by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill. 

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