2019 Lowell National Historical Park 5 Oz Silver America The Beautiful - Gem Uncirculated Condition - In Direct-Fit Airtite
The Lowell Historical Park 5 ounce coin is the first America The Beautiful bullion coin released for 2019 and will ship in a direct fit airtite designed to protect the coin and allow for safe handling. These large 5 ounce coins are the official U.S. Mint issues and have a diameter of 3 inches! The obverse depicts George Washington with the inscriptions of “United States of America,” “Liberty,” and “In God we Trust.”
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 seen in the background. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions “LOWELL,” “MASSACHUSETTS,” “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Quantities of ten 2019 Lowell 5 Oz Silver Coins will be shipped in original U.S. Mint tubes.
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.