2019 Lowell National Historical Park 5 Oz Silver America The Beautiful - Gem Specimen Uncirculated Condition - 25,000 Mintage Limit
These America The Beautiful Five Ounce Lowell Historical Park Coins have a special Vapor Blasted Finish and a "P" mint mark that make them easy to distinguish from the normal bullion issues. These coins come in their original mint capsule, protective outer box, and are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Lowell (MA) 5 ounce coin is the first America The Beautiful bullion coin released for 2019. 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.” On the reverse, in the foreground, a mill girl is seen working with a loom. In the background, a smoke stack, the Boot Mills Clock Tower, and other mill buildings are seen. Other details of the reverse include the inscriptions “LOWELL,” “MASSACHUSETTS,” “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
Lowell, Massachusetts revolutionized the textile industry in New England and is known as Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution. Why? It was the first large scale manufacturing company town not only offering factory space but also housing for the workers. Thousands of young American farm women (known as Mill girls) and immigrants from Canada, Ireland, and Europe worked power looms and lived in dormitories within the mill properties. Using Pawtucket Falls and the Merrimack River water as its major power source, the mills produced textiles up until world War II, after which the mill buildings were slowly abandoned. The Lowell National Historical Park was founded in 1978 with the help of then Lowell Senator and native, Paul Tsongas. Not alone, Tsongas, along with a few of the city's politicians and educational administrators, as well as the Lowell Historical Society, established what would eventually be Museums and Exhibits to educate the community and visitors about the city's past and importance in history.