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2018-P Block Island National Wildlife Refuge 5-oz Silver Quarter America the Beautiful NGC MS69 DPL First Releases
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America the Beautiful Series Celebrates the Beauty of Rhode Island’s Bird Sanctuary
The Block Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1973 as a “wayside rest” of sorts for migratory birds. Located 12 miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island, its 133 acres of barrier beaches, rolling dunes and pristine wild lands serve as a critical stopover point on the North Atlantic for many species of birds. A popular vacation spot that is often referred to as the “Bermuda of the North,” Block Island has long been feared by seafaring folks for its dangerous shoals and frequent fog. In fact, 59 ships met their doom on or near the island between 1819 and 1838 – a rate of nearly three shipwrecks per year during that period! Today, Block Island is known worldwide for its spectacular bird-watching opportunities. Now, this fifth issue of 2018 in the America the Beautiful series celebrates the area with this five ounce silver Block Island National Wildlife Refuge coin.
The America the Beautiful series has proven extremely popular since it began back in 2010. For those who have been collecting from the start, each release has provided a new and exciting way to discover and appreciate all that America has to offer. And the best way to collect these designs is as a whopping five-ounce, 90% silver coin in stunning Uncirculated condition! Measuring an incredible 76.2 mm in diameter, it’s nearly twice the size of an American Silver Eagle!
Your 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Five Ounce Silver America the Beautiful Coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Mint State-69 Deep Proof-Like (MS69 DPL) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections – well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series.
In addition, your coin has also been certified as a First Releases (FR) coin by NGC, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was verified within the first 30 days of issue. Collectors seek out these coins because they are produced with new dies and considered to have sharper strikes and deeper mirrors than those that are struck later. Also, the population of coins labeled First Releases is only a fraction of the total mintage.
The Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island is a perfect example of a coin that presents collectors with a scene of America’s natural beauty that would likely be overlooked otherwise. Although the America the Beautiful collection is considered bullion, its five releases every year mean that each new release is only available for so long, so add this this nearly flawless Specmen-70 First Releases 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Five Ounce Silver America the Beautiful Coin to your collection before it’s too late!
- THE LATEST IN THE "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" SERIES – This 2018 Five Ounce Block Island National Wildlife Refuge coin is the fifth and final issue of 2018 and the 45th overall in the America the Beautiful series, which began in 2010.
- STUNNING NATURAL SCENERY – The design features a black-crowned heron flying in the foreground. In the background is the North Lighthouse, a granite lighthouse located at Sandy Point on the northern tip of Block Island. It also displays the words: “BLOCK ISLAND," "RHODE ISLAND," "2018" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
- A SERIES OF FIRSTS – Each coin in the America the Beautiful series was struck at the Philadelphia Mint from 99.9% fine silver. These are the largest ever quarter coins struck, measuring three inches in diameter.
- UNITED STATES LEGAL TENDER – Each America the Beautiful coin is twenty-five cents legal tender in the United States.
- GRADED IN NEAR-PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your coin has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in near-perfect Mint State-69 Deep Proof-Like (MS69 DPL) condition, a distinction that means your almost-flawless coin will showcase an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections – well above and beyond the quality of the vast majority of coins in the series!
- KEY FIRST RELEASES SPECIFICATION – The 2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Five Ounce Silver America the Beautiful Coin has also been certified as a First Releases (FR) coin by NGC, meaning that your coin was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within the first 30 days of the coin’s release.
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Mint Name||Philadelphia - P|
|Coin Weight||155.3 Grams - g|
|Weight||5 Ounces - oz|