Customers Note: This is a presale item and is not expected to ship until around December 10th, 2018. EVERY order containing this item will be held from shipping until that date. Please note that this date is a rough estimate and solely depends on the mint meeting their production schedule.
Each year the United States Mint issues a total of five new designs for the America the Beautiful collection. This impressive series of silver for sale includes a total of 56 different designs and launched in 2010 with the purpose of representing the nation’s states, territories, and federal districts in a commemorative bullion series. Today, 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Coins are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you housed in individual plastic, tubes of 10 coins, or Monster Boxes of 100 coins!
- 44th coin design in the ATB Series and the fourth issue of the 2018 schedule!
- Consists of Five Troy ounces of .999 fine silver in BU condition.
- The face value of $.25 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse of the coins is a bust of George Washington.
- The reverse of each coin depicts a black-crowned night heron as it flies over Cow Cove at Block Island.
- The design honors Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.
- Released for the state of Rhode Island in the collection.
The America the Beautiful Series captures the majesty and glory of America in a unique collection of 56 silver coins. Each new release represents one of the 50 states, five territories, or the federal district of the United States. In this final release of the 2018 schedule, the nation’s smallest state enters the limelight with Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island featured in the reverse design.
All of the 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Coins available here comes to you inside of protective plastic, tubes containing 10 coins, or Monster Boxes containing a total of 100 coins packaged in 10 tubes of 10 coins.
Block Island is named for Dutch explorer Adriaen Block and is located in the Atlantic Ocean 13 miles south of the Rhode Island coastline and 14 miles east of Montauk Point, Long Island, New York. The island has a year-round population of just 1,051 people and is a popular summer tourist destination for its cycling, hiking, sailing, fishing, and beaches.
The reverse of the 2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge coin captures the image of a black-crowned night heron as it flies over the island and one of its two iconic lighthouses, Block Island North Lighthouse.
On the obverse of 2018 5 oz ATB Block Island National Wildlife Refuge coins is the image of President George Washington. This design was created in 1932 by John Flanagan for the US quarter. Washington’s bust was put on the quarter that year to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth and it remains there to this day.
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