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 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.
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.