2018 Block Island America the Beautiful Quarter Bags

The final of five bag releases by the US Mint in 2018 to contain strikes of the America the Beautiful Quarters™ Program will be the 2018 Block Island America the Beautiful Quarter Bags.

2018 Block Island America the Beautiful Quarter Bags
Mintage: TBD
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Located 12 miles off the shore of the state of Rhode Island, Block Island National Wildlife refuge is a sanctuary for many creatures including an estimated 70 species of migratory songbirds which stop over on the island each year during their migration. The national wildlife refuge started off with a small transfer of land (28 acres) from the Coast Guard in 1973. Today, the refuge is a much larger 127 acres.

Each bag consists of 100 circulation quality strikes from either the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia or the US Mint’s facility in Denver – buyer’s choice.

2018 America the Beautiful Quarters

The US Mint releases five America the Beautiful Quarters annually. Those scheduled for 2018 include:

  • 2018 Pictured Rocks America the Beautiful Quarter representing Michigan
  • 2018 Apostle Islands America the Beautiful Quarter representing Wisconsin
  • 2018 Voyageurs America the Beautiful Quarter representing Minnesota
  • 2018 Cumberland Island America the Beautiful Quarter representing Georgia
  • 2018 Block Island America the Beautiful Quarter representing Rhode Island

Each Block Island Quarter represents the forty-fifth strike of the America the Beautiful Program which debuted in 2010 and will include a total of fifty-six new coins before it is completed in 2021.

Issue Information

The Mint has a special label sewn onto each bag indicating its specific contents of Block Island Quarters as well as which minting facility produced them.

Honored State or Territory

The state of Rhode Island is represented by the Block Island Quarter. Rhode Island was the 13th state admitted to the Union when it joined on May 29, 1790.

Release Date

The US Mint has not announced a release date for the Block Island Quarter products.

Issue Price

The US Mint has not announced an issue price for bags of the Block Island Quarters.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each bag will contain 100 circulation quality strikes from either the US Mint’s facility in Denver or the US Mint’s facility in Philadelphia – buyers choice.

Designer & Sculptor / Engraver

A portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States, is featured on the obverse (heads side) of each America the Beautiful coin. It was designed by John Flanagan.

The reverse (tails side) of the coin will showcase a portion of the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $.25
Finish: Circulation (Business Strike)
Composition: 8.33% Ni

Balance Cu

Standard Weight: 5.670 g
Standard Diameter: 0.955 in.

24.26 mm

Edge: Reeded

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