Mint: United States Mint
Year of Issue: 2018
Composition: Five troy ounces of .999 fine silver
Face Value: 25 cents
Like all US quarters since 1932, the obverse features a portrait of George Washington by sculptor John Flanagan. Inscriptions include “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The reverse features Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from Wisconsin, designed by AIP Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by Mint Sculptor-Engraver Renata Gordon. The design centers around the sea caves at Devil’s Island. There’s a lighthouse seen in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. Inscriptions read “APOSTLE ISLANDS,” “WISCONSIN,” “2018,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
About the America the Beautiful Series
Beginning in 2010, the US Mint began releasing five silver ATB coins annually. The series of 5 oz silver coins will be complete in 2021 with 56 coins, each representing a treasured national park or historical monument from all US states and territories. These silver bullion coins were introduced following the success of the state quarter program.