Washington — The United States Mint will offer bags and rolls of quarters honoring Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island starting on November 13 at noon Eastern Time (ET). This coin is the fifth and final release of 2018 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program.
The Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarter reverse (tails) design depicts a black-crowned night-heron flying above a view from the beach at Cow Cove that looks towards Sandy Point. The North Lighthouse is seen in the background. The inscriptions are BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND, the year 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The obverse (heads) features the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan and the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and denomination QUARTER DOLLAR.
Product options and their prices are as follows:
|18ARN||Two-Roll Set||P, D||$32.95|
|18ARQ||Three-Roll Set||P, D, S||$46.95|
The Mint produces the coins in the rolls and bags at three of its six facilities: Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The three-roll set contains coins from all three facilities. Unlike the “P” and “D” mint mark quarters, those with the “S” mint mark will not be released into circulation.
The special numismatic wrapping for the coin rolls displays the name “Block Island National Wildlife Refuge;” the abbreviation “RI” for Rhode Island; “$10,” the face value of its contents; and “P,” “D,” or “S” for the mint of origin. The canvas bags have a tag with “Block Island National Wildlife Refuge,” “RI,” and “P,” “D,” or “S.”
The Mint accepts orders online and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT. Information about shipping options is available here.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, the United States Mint will not accept and will not honor orders placed prior to the official on-sale date of November 13, 2018, at noon ET.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.