2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge 5 Oz Silver America The Beautiful - Gem Uncirculated Condition
The Block Island 5 ounce coin is the fifth America The Beautiful bullion coin released for 2018. These large 5 ounce coins are the official U.S. Mint issues and have a diameter of 3 inches! The obverse depicts George Washington with the inscriptions of “United States of America,” “Liberty,” and “In God we Trust.”
The 2018 5 ounce Block Island America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin 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.
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 it's 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.
Quantities of ten 2018 Block Island 5 Oz Silver Coins will be shipped in original U.S. Mint tubes.