2019-P Lowell 5 Oz Silver Uncirculated Coin Released

by Darrin Lee Unser on February 7, 2019 · 8 comments

Coming on the heels of its related quarter release, the United States Mint today, Feb. 7, began accepting orders for the 2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin.

2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Sides and Packaging

Uncirculated 2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Coins arrive encapsulated, set inside a protective outer box and include a U.S. Mint Certificate of Authenticity

Each is composed of 5 ounces of .999 fine silver and features a diameter of 3 inches. The design on the reverse (tails side) is emblematic of Lowell National Historical Park.

This Lowell coin is the 46th release of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin™ series and the first of five for 2019. Like the associated program of quarters, the series debuted with 2010-dated coins and will include of total of 56 unique designs depicting a different site of national interest.

Coin Designs and Specifications

Designs on the coin match those on the Lowell National Historical Park Quarter. Found on its reverse is a mill girl working at a power loom with circular bobbin battery. Behind, we see Lowell, Massachusetts through a window with Boott Mill clock tower in the distance.

2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin - Reverse

2019-P Lowell National Historical Park Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin – Reverse

Inscriptions include "LOWELL," "MASSACHUSETTS," "2019," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The design was created by U.S. Mint artist Joel Iskowitz with sculpting by Mint sculptor-engraver Phebe Hemphill.

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarters and 5-ounce silver coin

This CoinNews photo shows the second 2018-dated America the Beautiful coins from the quarter and 5-ounce series honoring Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. It highlights the size difference between quarters and 5-ounce coins.

The obverse has John Flanagan’s portrait of President George Washington. This likeness of the first U.S. President initially appeared on the 1932 circulating quarter dollar and has been on quarters ever since, with some minor adjustments. Also on the obverse is a mintmark of ‘P’ indicating the coin was produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia.

2015 Homestead 5 Oz Silver Coin Edges

This CoinNews photo shows the incused edge lettering that is on America the Beautiful Five Ounce Silver Coins

Each piece also has a flat edge with an edge inscription reading: "999 FINE SILVER 5.0 OUNCE."

Specifications for the five ounce silver coin are as follows:

Finish: Uncirculated
Denomination: Quarter
Composition: 99.9% Silver
Weight: 5.000 troy oz.
(155.517 grams)
Diameter: 3.000 inches
(76.20 mm)
Edge: Lettered
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P

 

Ordering and Price

Priced at $154.95, the 2019-P Lowell Five Ounce Silver Uncirculated Coin is available directly from this U.S. Mint product page. Orders may also be placed by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).

Mintage is limited to 20,000 coins with no household or ordering restrictions in place.

Five Ounce Silver Bullion Coins

Like all five ounce silver uncirculated coins, the U.S. Mint also produces five ounce silver bullion versions. The bullion coins have a brilliant finish unlike the vapor blast finish of the uncirculated variety. Bullion coins also lack a mintmark despite also being produced at the Philadelphia Mint.

Another differing factor is that the bullion coins are not sold directly to the public like the uncirculated coins. Instead, they are sold for a small premium over spot through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers. The U.S. Mint will begin accepting orders for the five-ounce Lowell bullion coin on March 11.

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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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Scott, I thought I would take a spot check on mine to see how they are doing now that you mentioned you are having problems. I took a look at 7 different ones from various years from 2014 and earlier. None of mine are showing signs of toning. All but 1 are in the original mint packaging. 1 (Arcadia) is in a NGC holder and looked just fine. (Bought on the secondary market) When I get coins from the mint , I inspect them for approx 1-2 minutes, never open the coin capsule unless I find debris(inside), (then blow it out and the debris with compressed air, and close it up as tight as possible), I then put the coins away in a safe that has a Cannon “brand” re usuable (stick it in the oven) cannister gel beads for moisture reduction. I replace that cannister about every 3 years.… Read more »

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Hi Scott, I have the entire set so far, all purchased directly from the mint, and no sign of toning at all. They are all stored in the same box in my closet. I have bought some commems on the secondary market and I’ve noticed some toning on those – maybe they were removed from the OGP? – I’ll never know.

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Scott, a thought – The coins you have purchased on the secondary market with toning have likely been slabbed previously, they were most likely either 1) handedly poorly in the destruction/cracking of the slab, 2) some gaseous fumes from something came into contact with the coins during extraction, 3) the coins were not properly stored following their ‘break out and freedom’ or, and I feel this is mostly likely the cause, they were PCGS slabbed 69’s – the reason why I say this is that I have gold and silver PCGS Modern slabbed coins with have incurred serious toning either as a result of something with the paper, ink or slabbing process. It’s been a known issues and discussed here and other blogs over the years if you care to research it further. I am of the opinion that this is the reason why PCGS reworked/remodeled their slabs to prevent… Read more »

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One other thought, though I still think it’s highly likely that your coins came from a PCGS slab…

I can open a 1 oz silver slab with relative ease with 4 common tools.., NOW for a sturdy, solid 5oz slab, it must get very difficult and I’m not sure how you would break open a 5 oz slab without the use of power tools – therefore, if an electrical band saw or orbital saw was used, the blade is going to heat up quickly and that plastic and glue adhesive on some capsules will give off some fumes, would like a white opaque smoke, and if that residue got on the coin, which is most likely would, there’s your catalyst for possible toning.

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This might make sense as the two worst offenders were both slabbed coins….

You can bust the 5 oz slabs with a strategically placed hammer blow without damaging the coin. No power tools needed.

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You all check this out – U.S. Mint Naxion Survey – 1Q19: Section pertaining to RP Palladium – looks as it they are serisouly considering an ordering window and mint-to-demand: Mintage Quantity: Not yet determined Price: $1850** Method for Ordering/Purchasing: Within an Order Window: Will be made available for sale during a 1-week order window at which time all orders must be placed and payments made. Delivery of the product will be 3 months after order placement. **Pricing for palladium coins is tied to the market price for one ounce of palladium and could vary dependent upon changes in market prices. From over the years, having completed a dozen or more of the Naxion surveys – Naxion survey questions are usually a very good precursor to what we get, therefore MY MONEY is on that we get an ordering window for the Palladium Proof Eagle. Result of Mint-to-Demand is this… Read more »

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I own a few select 5 OZ Coins (like the Gettysburg) that I purchased from MCM and none of them show any signs of toning.