Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin -2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series

The 2018 Series coin series continues with the release of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore , Wisconsin  coins on Apr 9 , 2018. This is the 42nd coin of the 56 Coin series.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Wisconsin was established on Sep 26 ,1970 with 69,372 acres area.It was established to protect “certain significant islands,shoreline and light stations of the USA and their related geographic, scenic, historic and scientific values. ” The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 12-mile strip of mainland shoreline. The park features pristine sand beaches,coves,sea caves,forests,diverse population of birds,mammals,amphibians and fish.There are a number of light houses and light house complexes.

Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g ,Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin(8.33% Nickel Balance Copper)

Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.

Reverse -Devils Islands with Sea caves , Devils Island Lighthouse and a Kayaker in the foreground .

Mintage Denver    137,800,000     Philadelphia 158,200,000  San Francisco – Not Known.

A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Uncirculated  Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.

APOSTLE ISLANDS PROOF COIN
APOSTLE ISLANDS PROOF COIN -SAN FRANCISCO MINT
APOSTLE ISLANDS WISCONSIN COIN
NATIONAL PARKS QUARTER DOLLAR COIN SERIES 2018 – APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE WISCONSIN -REVERSE

 

 

2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan.

2018 National Park Quarters Coin Series – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan

The 2018 Series coin series commenced with the release of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ,Michigan coins on Feb 5,2018. This is the 41st coin of the 56 Coin series.

The Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Michigan was established on October 15 1966 with 73,236 acres area.It is the first national lakeshore. It is a narrow strip of a park that hugs the Lake Superior coast for more than 40 miles.The shoreline consists of 200 feet colorful sandstone cliffs ,numerous beaches,and 300 foot sand dunes. The shoreline is also bordered by boreal and eastern hardwood forests with   waterfalls,lakes and streams.There is abundant wildlife inhabitating the lakeshore like black bears,deer and porcupines with bald eagles and peregrine falcons dotting the sky.

Details of Coin – 1.75mm thick ,5.67 g Copper- Nickel Clad Copper coin

Obverse – Portrait in left profile of George Washington.

Reverse Chapel rock with White Pine tree.

Mintage Denver    182,600,000     Philadelphia 186.714,000  San Francisco – Not Known.

A three coin set is listed below .It consists of Unc Coin from Denver and Philadelphia Mints and a Proof coin from San Francisco Mint.

 

PICTURED ROCK PROOF COIN
PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE PROOF COIN 2018
PICTURED ROCK  PROOF COIN
PICTURED ROCKS NATIONAL LAKESHORE PROOF COIN

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Patriotic Wave Stamp – USA 2015

Patriotic Wave Stamp – USA 2015

USA issued a one dollar stamp on 12 Jan 2015. It brings a contemporary vibe to the traditional red,white and blue.The Patriotic wave stamp features red and blue lines intersecting on a white background in an abstract pattern reminiscent of billowing flags.This unique design lends a patriotic appearance to packages ,envelopes and other mailings.

Designed by Michael Dyer with Antonio Alcala as art director. It was issued in sheets of 10.

USA PATRIOTIC WAVE STAMP 2015
USA PATRIOTIC WAVE STAMP 2015

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp -USA 2017

USA issued a celebration boutonniere FOREVER stamp on 02 May 2017 similar to Celebration Corsage issue. It can be used on RSVP envelopes enclosed with Wedding invitations,party invitations,thank you notes,announcements etc.

For centuries -Boutonnieres -or Buttonhole flowers as they were called in Britain -were a staple of a well dressed man’s outfit. For most of 20th century a single flower pinned to a lapel or inserted into a jacket buttonhole was part of a sophisticated ,debonair man’s wardrobe.Today ,Boutonnieres -though still very fashionable – are worn at weddings by Groom,groomsman,father of groom and best man and at other special occasions like anniversaries,retirement parties or military memorial services.

Ethel Kessler has designed the stamp. Celebration Bouttonniere will always be equal in value to current First class mail one ounce price .

USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP
USA FOREVER CELEBRATION BOUTONNIERE STAMP 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017

Celebration Corsage stamp – USA 2017.

USA issued a two ounce(71c) stamp on 02 My 2017 for life’s special moments. This elegant stamp can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays,anniversaries etc,oversize greeting cards for all occasions and mailings such as small gifts which require extra postage.

The stamp features an arrangement of ranunculus with accents of hypericum berry,Astrantia and seed eucalyptus The soft peach petals of Ranunculus contrast with the rougher textures of greens and grays of accent plants.The ribbon that twines through the corsage adds an earthy texture as well as giving a visual sense of movement in the arrangements.

The word”corsage” is French and originally meant bodice of a dress. Women once wore flowers pinned to their dresses and little posies were called bouquet the corsage or “corsage”.Along with Buttonnieres for men corsages were fashionable for daily wear in earlier centuries particularly during 1700s & 1800s but gradually they began to be worn for formal occasions.

Today Corsages are being worn by mothers of bride and groom at Weddings and by honorees on Mother’s day,Birthdays,Anniversaries,Easter or any special occasion.

Ethel Kessler designed the stamps.

CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP
CELEBRATION CORSAGE TWO OUNCE STAMP -USA 2017 -FOREVER