The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set (18AP) is to go on sale January 23 at noon on the Mint’s website. There is no mintage, product, or household order limit for the set at present. The set includes all five of the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters. Each coin possesses a Proof finish, reeded edge, and an “S” mint mark indicating its origin at the San Francisco Mint. The 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is currently the ninth in the series.
The five coins share the same obverse of John Flanagan’s 1932 portrait of George Washington, which has been restored to further accentuate its quality. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST, and QUARTER DOLLAR.
The reverse designs of the quarters are unique to the places which they commemorate and include:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan
The design displays Chapel Rock and a white pine tree. Inscriptions include PICTURED ROCKS, MICHIGAN, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin
This quarter depicts sea caves at Devils Island with a lighthouse in the background and a kayaker in the front. Inscriptions are APOSTLE ISLANDS, WISCONSIN, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota
This coin depicts a great northern diver with a cliff in the background. Inscriptions include VOYAGEURS, MINNESOTA, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia
This design displays a small white heron perching atop a branch near a salt marsh. Inscriptions are CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island
This quarter depicts a black-crowned night-heron flying over the beach at Cow Cove with the North Lighthouse visible in the background. Inscriptions include BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
The five quarters are housed in a protective lens to enhance and maintain their high-quality finishes.