2018 America the Beautiful Series Reaches Final Destination of Rhode Island
The 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, RI, marks the fifth and final coin of 2018. The latest release in
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1973 as an important wildlife habitat, sits 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. This relatively small refuge has an area of 127 acres and is recognized internationally as one of the most important migratory bird habitats on the east coast. A large part of this is recognition is due to more than 70 species of migratory songbirds visiting the island each fall.
This 45th overall release of the series depicts a black-crowned night heron flying over the beach with the North Lighthouse, built in 1867, in the background. The obverse, like each prior coin release in the series, features the iconic John Flanagan portrait of George Washington, along with the words “United States of America”, “Liberty”, “In God We Trust” and “Quarter Dollar”.
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