This set features all five 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters with proof finishes. United States Mint proof coins feature sharp relief and a mirror-like background. Their sculpted, frosted foregrounds give them a special cameo effect. Proof blanks are specially treated, polished, and cleaned to ensure high-quality strikes. The blanks are then fed into presses fitted with specially polished dies and struck at least twice to ensure sharp relief. The coins are then packaged in a protective lens to showcase and maintain their exceptional finish.
The 2018 edition of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Proof Set is the ninth in the series.
Each coin in this series features a common obverse with the 1932 portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, restored to bring out subtle details and the beauty of the original model. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “QUARTER DOLLAR.”
The 2018 reverse of these coins honour the sites below with the following designs:
- Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin
- Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota
- Cumberland Island National Seashore in Georgia
- Block Island National Wildlife Refuge in Rhode Island