Lowell National Historical Park Quarters for Massachusetts Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 4, 2019 · 6 comments

Rolls and bags of the latest quarter dollar from the United States Mint debuted today, Feb. 4. A design emblematic of the Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park appears on the new quarter’s reverse (tails side).

Lowell National Historical Park quarter, rolls and bags

The U.S. Mint released rolls and bags of Massachusetts’ Lowell National Historical Park quarter

Product options include 40-coin rolls, 2-roll sets, 3-roll sets and 100-coin bags. Each contains circulation-quality quarters taken directly from the production floor of U.S. Mint facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco.

Lowell National Historical Park was established on June 5, 1978 and includes 141 acres in Lowell, Massachusetts. The park celebrates the important role that the area played in the Industrial Revolution.

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter Designs

A total of eighteen different design candidates were presented by the U.S. Mint for the reverse of the Lowell National Historical Park Quarter. The final selected image depicts a mill girl working at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. Through a window behind the girl, we see a view of Lowell, Massachusetts with its iconic Boott Mill clock tower.

2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter - Reverse

Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, the Lowell National Historical Park quarter for Massachusetts 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. The coin marks the first release this year and the forty-sixth in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarter® Program.

Inscriptions on the reverse read: "LOWELL," "MASSACHUSETTS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The design is by United States Mint artist Joel Iskowitz with sculpting completed by U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

In the following U.S. Mint video, Hemphill talks briefly about her work on the quarter.

 

A portrait of the first President of the United States, George Washington, appears on the obverse (heads side) of each quarter. This same basic likeness of the first President has appeared on quarter dollars since 1932 and was the original work of artist John Flanagan.

Obverse inscriptions read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "QUARTER DOLLAR." A mintmark on the obverse indicates the coin’s facility of production including P for Philadelphia, D for Denver and S for San Francisco.

Quarter Roll and Bag Products

Six unique products are available containing Lowell National Historical Park Quarters. These are:

Product US Mint Production Facility Price
40-coin rolls San Francisco $18.95
Two-roll sets 40 Philadelphia & 40 Denver coins $32.95
Three-roll sets 40 San Francisco, 40 Philadelphia, & 40 Denver $46.95
100-coin bags San Francisco $34.95
100-coin bags Philadelphia $34.95
100-coin bags Denver $34.95

 

Each roll includes a total face value of $10 of quarters. 100 coin bags have a face value of $25.

Philadelphia and Denver Mint coins are released into circulation so Lowell quarters from these facilities will eventually appear in pocket change. The San Francisco facility, however, only produces quarters such as these for numismatic purposes.

Official Release Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Coin Forum

An official release ceremony for the Lowell quarter will be held on Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. EST. The ceremony will take place at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Scheduled to attend the event are Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director for the Numismatic and Bullion Directorate, United States Mint; Eileen Donoghue, Lowell City Manager; Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Celeste Bernardo, Superintendent, Lowell National Historical Park.

The address for the auditorium is 50 E Merrimack St. Lowell, MA. Attendees will have the opportunity to exchange cash for rolls of the quarter dollar.

On the previous evening, Tuesday, Feb, 5, a coin forum will be offered by the U.S. Mint. The forum will run from 6:30–7:30 p.m. EST — at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA and will give those in attendance the chance to ask questions of Mint officials.

Ordering Quarter Rolls and Bags

Lowell quarter rolls and bags are available directly from the U.S. Mint’s online store located here. They may also be ordered by calling the U.S. Mint’s customer service line at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

2019 America the Beautiful Quarters

The Lowell quarter is the 46th in the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters® Program which honors sites of national interest.

Photo of 2019-S Proof America the Beautiful Quarters and Lens

Above is a CoinNews photo of the five 2019 America the Beautiful Quarters. These coins are proof editions that launched in a collector set earlier this year.

It also marks the first of five to be issued in the series this year.

Location of Site Site Honored Release Date
Massachusetts Lowell National Historical Park Feb. 4, 2019
Northern Mariana Islands American Memorial Park April 1, 2019
Guam War in the Pacific National Historical Park June 3, 2019
Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Aug. 26, 2019
Idaho Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Nov. 4, 2019

 

The complete series includes a total of fifty-six new quarters. Each honors a different national site with one chosen from each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories.

America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

Five ounce silver coins containing the same imagery as the Lowell quarter are also produced by the U.S. Mint. This includes three-inch bullion coins sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers.

It also includes three-inch, five ounce .999 fine silver uncirculated coins. The uncirculated Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Coin is scheduled for release on Feb. 7. It will sell for $154.95 and has a mintage limit of 20,000.

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Uh…pass Woof-woof…….another fuguly 1…..IMH0

MJS
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At least it’s not another bird.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Can you do better ? Maybe you should submit your renditions so we can all take potshots at them.

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I’m expecting a slow incline with no end in sight to be honest. youll see these very slow dips or “pausing” throughout the weeks, but look for 1330 to 1340 very very soon… the time to buy is NOW, do not stall any longer. i use bullion exchanges no bs or other fees. check them out.

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Question on these ATB 5 oz hockey pucks and toning…I started collecting this set in 2015, so I had to buy the previous years on the aftermarket (I won’t tell you how much the 2012 year cost, especially the Hawaii coin. Ouch!). I have since bought directly from the mint. What I found while acquiring the first several years was tons of coins which had to be returned for toning issues. I chalked this up to poor handling by the previous owners. All the coins I have acquired from the mint since 2015 have gone directly into airtite capsules the day they arrive. The capsules then go in a display box which has silica packs in them. The common thing I notice is on the reverse sides of many of these coins, whether purchased in the aftermarket or direct from the mint, is that they “want” to try and tone… Read more »

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Don’t buy from the Mint. They sell it to you at a higher price than what it’s worth. Get the ATB 5 oz coins from Ebay, Amazon, or your local coin shop.