We are pleased to offer for sale these 2018 P & D Georgia Cumberland Island National Seashore National Park Quarters Rolls in GEM BU condition from the US Mint's America the Beautiful Quarters Program. These Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarters come one roll each from the Philadelphia (P) & Denver (D) Mints. These Georgia National Park Quarters are the forty fourth release in the America the Beautiful Quarters Series. Cumberland Island National Seashore is featured forty fourth because it was established as a National Park on October 23, 1972 by the NPS (National Park Service), the forty fourth national reservation in United States history.
Information on Cumberland Island National Seashore :
The Cumber Island National Seashore is a preserve containing most of Cumberland Island, Georgia's largest barrier island. The National Park Service restricts access to the island and only allows 300 people to be on the island at any given time. The island has an enormous diversity of different plants, both coastal and within it's wilderness. It is a common stop for migratory water fowl. The reverse of the 2018 Georgia Quarter features a snowy egret aside a salt marsh.
Information on the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program:
From 2010 through 2021 the US Mint is issuing commemorative quarters with special reverse designs celebrating National Parks and other National Sites. A park or site is being honored in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the five US Territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, and Northern Mariana Islands. Each National Park or National Site was selected for its natural or historical significance. The National Park Quarters are being minted and issued at the rate of 5 designs a year, in approximately ten week intervals. The National Park Quarters are being released in the order that the locations were first designated as National Sites. The Obverse side of the coins feature a smaller restoration of the original Washington Quarter portrait, modeled from designer John Flanagan's 1932 plaster. The Reverse of each coin will feature a representation of the unique character and environment of each State, District, or Territory's National Park or Historic Site.
Circulation strikes will be made at the Philadelphia (P) and Denver (D) Mints (starting in 2012 circulation strikes were also minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint). The San Francisco (S) mint will strike the Proofs in clad composition and silver. Clad composition strikes contain an outer layer of 75% copper and 25% nickel bonded to an inner core of pure copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 5.67 grams weight, and a reeded edge. The silver strikes will contain 90% silver and 10% copper with a 24.33 mm diameter, 6.25 grams weight, and a reeded edge.