Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Uncirculated Coin

in 2018 National Park Coins

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Silver Uncirculated Coin will be issued by the US Mint as the second 2018 release of the America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ Program. A design emblematic of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore of Wisconsin will be found on the reverse of the silver uncirculated coin. A release date for the strike was not known at the time of this posting.

Coins of this series are authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury under the power granted in 31 U.S.C. §5111(a) (3). That law allows the Secretary the discretion to authorize the production and sale of items of numismatic interest. In this case, the coins are considered the numismatic versions of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program.

Like those bullion coins, this series of silver uncirculated coins is composed of five ounces of .999 fine silver and are struck to the large diameter of three inches. Both series contain obverse and reverse imagery originally created for an associated quarter dollar series which features reverse designs emblematic of sites of national interest from around the United States and its territories.

Shown on the reverse of this specific coin will be a design showcasing a portion of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. That design will also include the inscriptions of APOSTLE ISLANDS, WISCONSIN, 2018 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The obverse of all America the Beautiful related coins will contain a portrait of George Washington. This portrait of Washington was originally designed by John Flanagan for the 1932 circulating quarter dollar. Obverse inscriptions will include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin

Congress officially established Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin on September 26, 1970. The national lakeshore is composed of the 21 Apostle Islands and the associated shorelines which totals approximately 69.372 acres.

Thousands of visitors come to the area to partake in the recreational opportunities afforded there like hiking, camping, boating, fishing, etc. Others come just to take in the beauty of the area including several historic lighthouses.

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