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2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore - Denver - Platinum Plated

2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore - Denver - Platinum Plated


 
Our Price: $4.95
Year: 2018
Mint(s): Denver
Composition: Platinum-Plated Copper Nickel
Diameter: 24.3 mm

Product Code: 38193
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2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter
Forty-Fourth in the America the Beautiful Quarters Collections

Cumberland Island National Seashore in southeastern Georgia was established in 1972 to preserve one of the largest and most ecologically diverse barrier islands on the Atlantic Ocean coast. To maintain the fragile ecology, the National Park Service allows a maximum of 300 people to visit the island per day. The only way to reach the island is by boat; there are no roads or motorized vehicles in the National Seashore, and the main method of transportation is by foot or bicycle.

Cumberland Island features 17 miles of pristine beaches that are uninterrupted by docks, houses, or other structures. The sand dunes are important nesting spots for loggerhead sea turtles and a vital sanctuary for shore birds.

In the past, much of Cumberland Island was owned by the family of Andrew Carnegie, the legendary industrialist and early 20th century philanthropist, and several of the family’s homes are now part of the park. Dungeness mansion is a ruin, but Plum Orchard mansion is restored. In addition, there is a one-room church dating to 1893 that was built by the island’s African American residents.

Cumberland Island also includes one of the largest oak maritime forests in the United States, as well as about 150 feral horses.

The reverse of the 2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter depicts a snowy egret on the edge of a salt marsh within the National Seashore. The U.S. Mint also prepared 12 additional design suggestions, many of which featured the island’s wildlife such as loggerhead sea turtles, brown pelicans and blue herons.

This is the Denver Minted, platinum plated uncirculated quarter in a capsule.


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