Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter Three-Coin Sets will be introduced by the United States Mint today, Sept. 13, 2018. The agency will begin selling the set beginning at noon ET for $9.95.
The Cumberland Island coin is the fourth release this year from the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Regular versions of the quarter in circulating quality launched in late August. Produced for coin collectors, the three coins of this set have unique finishes, including:
- one uncirculated quarter from the Philadelphia Mint
- one uncirculated quarter from the Denver Mint, and
- one proof quarter from the San Francisco Mint.
Donna Weaver created the quarter’s reverse design and Don Everhart sculpted it for use on coins. The design shows a snowy egret perched on a branch on the edge of a salt marsh. Reverse inscriptions read: "VOYAGEURS," "MINNESOTA," "2018" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." (See photos of the quarter.)
Obverses (heads side) depict a portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States. The effigy, created by John Flanagan, has appeared on quarters since 1932.
Obverse inscriptions read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR." In addition, mintmarks are found on the obverse with ‘D’ for the Denver Mint, a ‘P’ for the Philadelphia Mint, and an ‘S’ for the San Francisco Mint.
Coins of the set are attached to a plastic card that includes a photographic background of Cumberland Island National Seashore. The card also contains a brief description of the national seashore and a certificate of authenticity.
The 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter Three-Coin Set may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint along with other America the Beautiful products on its website, located here. Orders are also accepted by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The set has no mintage/product limits or household order restrictions.
Older Three-Coin Sets Available
Sets going back to 2016 are still available. Figures show their sales range from about 11,880 to 16,920.
The first set released this year included quarters honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan. The second one offered coins commemorating Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The third set features quarters celebrating Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. One more quarter will be issued later this year with reverse designs emblematic of Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.