2019 5 oz Silver ATB Lowell National Historical Park Coin - Gem Brilliant UNC
- Contains 5 oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Each coin is in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
- First release in the popular America the Beautiful 5 oz series for 2019, and the 46th release overall in the 56 coin series which began in 2010.
- All coins come in Direct Fit Air-Tite capsules. Multiples of 10 ship in original mint tubes.
- The obverse features a portrait of George Washington along with the inscriptions "United States of America," "Liberty," "In God We Trust" and "Quarter Dollar".
- The reverse shows a scene straight from the 1800's in the Lowell, Massachusetts Mills; a mill girl working a loom. A smoke stack, the Boot Mills Clock Tower, and other mill buildings are also seen in the background. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions “LOWELL,” “MASSACHUSETTS,” “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
- These large 5 ounce coins are guaranteed by the U.S. Mint and have a diameter of 3 inches!
The city of Lowell, Massachusetts is known as the Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution for good reason. Lowell revolutionized the textile industry in New England as it was the first large scale manufacturing company town. Thousands of young American farm women and immigrants from Canada, Ireland, and Europe worked and lived within the mill properties. Built along the Merrimack River near Pawtucket Falls, the water provided a source of power for the buildings and the spacious setup allowed for thousands of workers to use power looms, a new type of textile manufacturing machine. These same workers would also eventually help establish labor laws, support abolitionism and the pursuit of education. The park, which spans over 141, acres was not established until June of 1978 when a collaboration of politicians and educational administrators along with the Lowell Historical Society came together behind then Senator Paul Tsongas. Wanting to preserve the city's history and offer education to it's students, community members, and tourists, legislation was enacted and a national park was born. The park offers the Boot Cotton Mills Museum, a Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, the Whistler House Museum of Art (formally the home of the mills chief engineers and mechanics), the American Textile History Museum, a Railroad Exhibit, the New England Quilt Museum, Canal and Trolley Tours and a scenic river walkway/canal-way path.