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Why purchase this America the Beautiful Block Island National Wildlife Refuge 5 oz. Silver GEM BU Coin?
This 45th release of the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful series commemorates the Block Island Wildlife Refuge, struck from 5 Troy oz. of .999 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint. Located about 12 miles from mainland Rhode Island, the 127 acre refuge is internationally recognized as one of the east coast's most important habitats for migratory birds.
Stunning Block Island Coastal Scene
Waves breaking on the rocky shore of Cow Cove are depicted on the reverse, with an incredibly detailed black-crowned night-heron in flight above. The breathtaking design by Chris Costello was sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Inscribed "RHODE ISLAND," "BLOCK ISLAND," "2018" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
John Flanagan's profile image of George Washington has been featured on the obverse of the quarter since 1932. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "QUARTER DOLLAR" are inscribed. The coin's smooth edge is lettered ".999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."
Gorgeous GEM Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
This 2018 Block Island 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful coin is ungraded, considered to be in Brilliant Uncirculated (GEM BU) condition. Expect the coin to be superbly struck, with the surface characteristics and exceptional eye appeal equivalent to a coin earning a grade of 65 or better on the Sheldon Scale.
Don't miss your chance to add this 45th release of the U.S. Mint's 5 oz. Silver America the Beautiful Quarters series to your collection! Purchase the magnificent coin from MCM today!
|Year of Issue:||2018|
|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:||Night Heron over Cow Cove|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John Flanagan|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Chris Costello|