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 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,” “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 “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
Product options and their prices are as follows:
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 at www.catalog.usmint.gov 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 at www.catalog.usmint.gov/customerservice/shipping.html.
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