2019 Lowell Quarter Coin - P or D Mint - (UNC) Brilliant Uncirculated
- Released on 02/04/2019.
- The obverse shows a slightly modified version of the original Washington Quarter. The mint moved some of the wording previously found on the reverse to the obverse in order to make more room for the reverse design for each state. You'll find "United States of America," "In God We Trust," "Liberty," and "Quarter Dollar" all spelled out on the obverse of the quarter as well as the coin's mint mark.
- The reverse features a young mill girl working a loom in the mills of Lowell, Ma. A smoke stack, the Boot Mills Clock Tower, and other mill buildings are in the background. Inscriptions include "Lowell," "Massachusetts," "2019," and "E Pluribus Unum."
- The 5 National Parks Released in 2019: Lowell National Historical Park in Massachusetts, American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands, War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in Texas, and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho.
- Sovereign coins minted at the U.S. Mint and backed by the United States government, each with a face value of $0.25.
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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 of the mills 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 its 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.
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