Lowell National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin

in 2019 National Park Coins

The Lowell National Historical Park Silver Bullion Coin will be released by the US Mint as the first 2019 strike of the America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin™ Program. Shown on the reverse of the silver bullion coin will be a design emblematic of Lowell National Historical Park of Massachusetts. A release date for the coin was not known at the time of this posting.

The Lowell Silver Bullion Coin also marks the forty-sixth in the series overall. Coins of this series were first struck in 2010 and are scheduled to appear until 2021 when the last coin is issued. At that time, a total of fifty-six will have been created as part of the program with one coin honoring a different site of national interest from each state, the District of Columbia and the five US territories.

Designs for the series are actually originally created for a series of circulating quarter dollars known as the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program. Thus, the obverse of each shows the same portrait of George Washington that has been seen on quarters since 1932. It will be surrounded by the inscriptions of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and QUARTER DOLLAR.

The reverse of each coin will contain the design emblematic of the selected site – in this case Lowell National Historical Park. That design will also include the inscriptions of LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, 2019 and E PLURIBUS UNUM.

When first issued, these coins will be sold through the Mint’s network of authorized purchasers. This network obtains the coins in bulk and then resells them to coin dealers, precious metal dealers and the public for a small premium above the current spot price of the five ounces of .999 fine silver contained within each one.

Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts

Lowell National Historical Park of Massachusetts was established in the city of of the same name by an Act of Congress on June 5, 1978. It was created to acknowledge the importance of textile manufacturing during the industrial revolution to the development of the region.

Accordingly, the historical park includes a visitor center and many restored and unrestored sites from that time. Also available is the Boott Cotton Mill and Museum showcasing the manufacturing processes used at the time of the development of the area.

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