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Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is located 12 miles off the southern coast of mainland Rhode Island and sits on a terminal moraine, shaped by glacial till deposits, creating rolling dunes. Covering 133 acres, the refuge is distinctive because the staff works closely with other conservation organizations in an effort to protect the land. One partner, the Town of New Shoreham, operates the adjoining North Lighthouse, the island’s first lighthouse built in 1867. It has an interpretive display highlighting the importance of barrier beach habitat and the protection of the piping plover and other migratory shorebirds.
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge is a critical migratory bird stopover point on the Atlantic coast. Fruit-bearing shrubs provide essential food for the species of birds that come to rest there. These wild lands are also known internationally for spectacular bird watching and provide a breath-taking walk along the barrier beaches.
The Effigy Mounds design on a puck must look like a quilted pillow.
It isn't one of my favorite designs.
Bullion mintage for 2018
Pictured Rocks 30k
Apostle Islands 30k
Cumberland Island 52.5k
Block Island 80k
The reverse depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, including the Boott Mill clock tower is seen through the window. Inscriptions include "LOWELL," "MASSACHUSETTS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Lowell National Historical Park preserves and interprets the role of Lowell, MA, in the Industrial Revolution, archiving the history of the human story in addition to the industry processes and cultural environment of the time. The era was also defined, in part, by the “Mill Girls,” young women who were recruited to work in the mills, where they earned cash wages and lived in supervised, company-owned boarding houses. They became an important voice for labor by advocating for better working conditions, supporting abolition, and embracing education.
Mine arrives tomorrow. I still like these for the long term, the weaker the sales now, the better for the long run. Looks like the bullion versions are gaining in popularity, why 5 SAE's when you can buy one of the pucks for about the same price and a fraction of the mintage.
I like the pucks too but not sure that they will appreciate in value. I just like the size, designs, and the history. I drive through Lowell often when I return to my childhood home in Maine. I never knew that they had a national park. Perhaps I will visit it the next time through. I'm also looking forward to the curved Apollo 11 puck. I see that the mint has changed my order status to processing and billed my credit card.
The American Memorial Park coin is the second in 2019 and 47th overall in the puck program. American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands honors the thousands of American troops and local residents of Saipan who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. At the memorial, the American flag is displayed at the center of the Flag Circle and surrounded by the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard flags. The Court of Honor consists of 26 granite panels inscribed with the names of 5,204 service members who died. The park’s 133 acres includes white beaches, sporting areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, and walkways. A series of wayside markers located throughout the island describe events such as the maneuvers of both American and Japanese troops, artifacts, and architectural remnants. The reverse (tails) design depicts a young woman in traditional dress at the front of the Flag Circle and Court of Honor. She is resting her hand on the plaque whose text honors the sacrifice of those who died in the Marianas Campaign of World War II. Inscriptions are "AMERICAN MEMORIAL PARK," "N. MARIANA ISLANDS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."
The America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ – War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam) is the third release of 2019 in the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The reverse (tails) design portrays American forces coming ashore at Asan Bay, strengthening the number of troops on the island in the fight for Guam and its eventual liberation. Inscriptions are “WAR IN THE PACIFIC,” “GUAM,” 2019,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
The westernmost park of all the National Park Service units, War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established in 1978 to commemorate the bravery, courage, and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II. At War in the Pacific National Historical Park, the former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as reminders of key World War II battles. The park also conserves and interprets a variety of amazing resources found on Guam. Snorkeling, fishing, and exploring the coral reefs are among some of the favorite recreational activities enjoyed by visitors to the site.
Perhaps the most iconic memorial in the park is the Asan Bay Overlook. In addition to sweeping views of the landing beaches, Apra Harbor, and seaside villages, there are bronze sculptures depicting events that took place on Guam. The Memorial Wall of Names lists both the military personnel killed, as well as the local residents who either lost their lives or suffered during the Japanese occupation. Other memorials include the Marine Landing Memorial, the Liberator's Memorial, and the Ga'an Point flag display.
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