2018 5 oz Silver ATB Block Island Coin - Gem Brilliant UNC
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Each coin is in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- Fifth release in the popular America the Beautiful 5 oz series for 2018, and the 45th release overall in the 56 coin series which began in 2010.
- All coins come in Direct Fit Air-Tite capsules. Multiples of 10 ship in original mint tubes.
- The obverse features a portrait of George Washington along with the inscriptions "United States of America," "Liberty," "In God We Trust" and "Quarter Dollar".
- The reverse features a picturesque scene you may find within the wildlife refuge. A black-crowned night-heron is flying through the air in the Cow Cove area of the refuge, home to North Light lighthouse seen in the background. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions "Block Island," “Rhode Island,” “2018” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2018 were Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, Cumberland Island Seashore in Georgia, and Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island.
- These large 5 ounce coins are guaranteed by the U.S. Mint mint and have a diameter of 3 inches!
The National Wildlife Refuge on Block Island, established in 1973, spans over 130 acres and is a popular stop for birds to rest, refuel, and nest along the Atlantic Flyway, the bird migration route along the East Coast. The refuge is popular among bird lovers and watchers, offering sights of various migratory songbirds and shorebirds, as well as waterfowl and raptors, including Herons, Gulls, Pipers, Plovers, Sparrows, Ducks and Peregrine Falcons. While beautiful views can be found throughout the island, the Cow Cove/North Light area within the refuge is well known for its views of Sachem Pond and the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can also see Settlers Rock and the Sacred Labyrinth in this area. Block Island also offers many tourist areas beyond the refuge for swimming, recreational sports, lodging and shopping.