2018 America the Beautiful Series Closes with Rhode Island

2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, RI

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, has announced the latest release in the perennially successful America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ series is now available for pre-order. The 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, RI, marks the fifth and final coin of 2018.

Established in 1973 as an important wildlife habitat, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge sits 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island. With an area of 127 acres, this relatively small refuge is recognized internationally as one of the most important migratory bird habitats on the east coast, due in large part to more than 70 species of migratory songbirds which visit the island each fall.

As the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters program came to an end in 2008, they prepared for the next series of circulating quarters. The America the Beautiful Series launched in 2010 and will continue into 2021, with each coin celebrating a national park or national site from each U.S. state and territory. Each design is available as a circulating quarter, but collectors have been highly interested in the 5 oz Silver bullion coins, showcasing the exceptional parks and sites in large detail.

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”.

APMEX offers a range purchasing options in addition to the single coin, including MintDirect® tubes. This process, available exclusively at APMEX, ensures each 10-coin tube was sealed in protective plastic immediately after being removed from the mint-sealed boxes, guaranteeing the tubes remain unopened, unsorted and unsearched.

Find the new 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge coin, or shop the entire America the Beautiful Series, now at APMEX.

About APMEX, Inc.

For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $10 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit or call (800) 375-9006.

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