Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Quarter

Background

Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to protect “certain significant islands, shoreline, and light stations of the U.S. and their related geographic, scenic, historic, and scientific values.” The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 12-mile-long strip of mainland shoreline encompassing more than 69,000 acres. The park features pristine stretches of sand beaches and coves; spectacular sea caves; remnant old-growth upper forests; a diverse population of birds, mammals, amphibians, and fish; and a number of lighthouses and lighthouse complexes.

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Characteristics

The coin design depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker paddling in the foreground. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • QUARTER DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • APOSTLE ISLANDS
  • WISCONSIN
  • 2018
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse Content last reviewed July 31, 2017

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