The reverse coin design depicts the sea caves at Devils Island with the lighthouse in the background and a kayaker
paddling in the foreground. Design candidates were in consultation with representatives of Apostle Islands
National Lakeshore. Inscriptions are APOSTLE ISLANDS, WISCONSIN, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was established in 1970 to protect certain significant islands,
shoreline, and light stations of the U.S. and their related geographic, scenic, historic, and scientific values.
The park includes 21 islands in Lake Superior and a 12 mile long strip of mainland shoreline encompassing more
than 69,000 acres. The park features pristine stretches of sand beaches and coves, spectacular sea caves,
remnant old growth upper forests, a diverse population of birds, mammals, amphibians, and fish, and a number of
lighthouses and lighthouse complexes.