The reverse coin design depicts a black crowned night heron flying over a view from the beach at Cow Cove looking
towards Sandy Point. The North Light lighthouse is seen in the background. Design candidates were in consultation
with representatives of Block Island National Wildlife Refuge.
Inscriptions are BLOCK ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND, 2018, and E PLURIBUS UNUM.
Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1973, is located 12 miles off the southern coast of
Rhode Island and sits on a terminal moraine shaped by glacial till deposits creating rolling dunes.
Covering 133 acres, it is a critical migratory bird stopover point on the Atlantic coast, with fruit bearing shrubs
providing essential food for the species of birds that come to rest there. These wild lands are known internationally
for spectacular bird watching and breathtaking barrier beaches.