Why purchase the 2018 Apostle Islands National Lakeshore 5 oz. Silver Specimen quarter?
Established in 1970, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore encompasses more than 69,000 acres of Wisconsin, including twenty-one islands in Lake Superior and eight lighthouses. Imagery honoring the Lakeshore is depicted on this 42nd release of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters series. The 76.2 mm diameter coin was struck in Philadelphia from 5 Troy oz. of .999 silver.
Incredibly Detailed Lakeshore Imagery
The reverse design by Richard Masters and Renata Gordon illustrates a spectacular wall of sea caves along the Lakeshore's Devils Island, with a kayaker enjoying the scene below. Inscriptions include "APOSTLE ISLANDS," "WISCONSIN," "2018" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM," with ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE" on the coin's edge.
George Washington's portrait as sculpted by John Flanagan adorns the obverse. Surrounding the iconic image are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "QUARTER DOLLAR" and Philadelphia's "P" Mint mark, which differentiates it from the higher mintage bullion issue.
Virtually Flawless Specimen 69 with First Strike Flag Label
This 2018 Apostle Islands 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful coin carries the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) Flag design certification label, designated First Strike, indicating that the coin was received by the grading service within the first thirty days of release. Graded a nearly perfect Specimen 69, the coin exhibits a full, sharp strike and a satiny finish, with outstanding eye appeal.
Add this exceptional America the Beautiful 5 oz. Silver Apostle Islands Specimen quarter to your collection!
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||George Washington bust facing left|
|Reverse Design:||Sea Caves Near Devils Island Lighthouse|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Richard Masters|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||John Flanagan|