New Issue: U.S. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter available next week

The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honouring Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore starting next Monday.

The quarter’s reverse design depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. The inscriptions are “APOSTLE ISLANDS,” “WISCONSIN,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”

The 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan featured on the obverse is restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter celebrates the iconic U.S. park established in 1970. The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 19-kilometre strip of mainland shoreline. The park encompasses more than 69,000 acres, almost 40 per cent of which are part of Lake Superior, and lies within the heart of the ancestral and modern homeland of the Ojibwe people.

The park features pristine stretches of sand beaches and coves, spectacular sea caves, some of the highest quality stands of remnant old-growth upper forests in the Midwest and a diverse population of birds, mammals, amphibians and fish. It also has the largest collection of National Register lighthouses and lighthouse complexes—nine and seven, respectively— in the U.S. national park system.

Product options and their prices are as follows (prices in USD):

PRODUCT CODE

PRODUCT OPTION

MINT MARK

PRICE

18ABD

100-coin bag

P

$34.95

18ABE

100-coin bag

D

$34.95

18ABF

100-coin bag

S

$34.95

18ARD

Two-roll set

P, D

$32.95

18ARE

40-coin roll

S

$18.95

18ARF

Three-roll set

P, D, S

$46.95

The 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan featured on the obverse is restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model.

The Mint produces the coins in the rolls and bags at its facilities at Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. The three-roll set contains coins from all three facilities. Unlike the “P” and “D” mint mark quarters, the coins with the “S” mint mark will not be released into circulation.

The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore;” the abbreviation “WI” for Wisconsin; “$10,” the face value of its contents; and “P,” “D,” or “S” for the mint of origin. The canvas bags have a tag with “Apostle Islands National Lakeshore;” “WI;” and “P,” “D,” or “S.”

The Mint accepts orders online at catalog.usmint.gov and at 1-800-USA-MINT. Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.

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