2018 Cumberland Island P or D Quarter Rolls - Uncirculated Condition - Fourth issue of 2018 and 44th issue in the America The Beautiful Series!
The Cumberland Island National Shoreline Quarter is the fourth America The Beautiful release of 2018. The P and D mint issues are available for purchase in rolls of 40 and will ship in plastic quarter tubes.
A small white heron, known as the Snowy Egret, with its wings spread ready to take flight, is seen on the reverse with a salt marsh in the background. Inscriptions include “Cumberland Island,” “Georgia,” “2018,” and “E Pluribus Unum.”
Cumberland Island is part of the State of Georgia and is 17.5 miles long consisting of over 36,000 acres. Home to many plants and animals, its landscape is made of beaches, maritime forests, marshes, mudflats, and tidal creeks. It became a national seashore park in 1972. In its past, the island was home to many members of the Carnegie Family who built a large estate as well as smaller estates throughout the island. Prior to that it was home to native islanders, Spanish settlers, and Cotton Plantation farmers and slaves and has an interesting history. Several private homes still remain as well as some that are part of the National Park Service and are open to the public for tours, including Plum Orchard and the remains of Dungeness. There is also the Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum and the Ice house Museum, as well as walking trails, for tourists to enjoy. The island is accessible by ferry.