Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Quarter

Background

Established in 1966 as our first national lakeshore, Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a narrow strip of a park that hugs the Lake Superior coast for more than 40 miles. The shoreline consists of 200-foot-high colorful sandstone cliffs, numerous beaches, and 300-foot-tall sand dunes. The shoreline is bordered by boreal and eastern hardwood forests with numerous waterfalls, streams, and lakes. There is abundant wildlife, including black bears, deer, and porcupine, with bald eagles and peregrine falcons dotting the skies.

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Characteristics

The coin design depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine tree that grows atop. Design candidates were developed in consultation with representatives of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Obverse Inscriptions

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

Reverse Inscriptions

  • PICTURED ROCKS
  • MICHIGAN
  • 2018
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Reverse Content last reviewed July 31, 2017

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