Notice: America the Beautiful Coins are of limited mintage and often sell out during the pre-sale or soon thereafter.
2019 Lowell Park Massachusetts 5 oz Silver America The Beautiful .999 Fine Bullion Coin
The Lowell Park Massachusetts silver bullion coin is the first in a series of five 2019 America The Beautiful (ATB) five ounce silver bullion coins. It is available for pre-order, shipping by March 8, 2019.
On the Back of the Coin
The Lowell Park Massachusetts coin depicts a woman engaged with her Draper Loom. In the background, through the window is a glimpse of the Boot Mill clock tower and part of the Lowell city skyline.
The words “LOWELL”, “MASSACHUSETTS”, “2019” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM.” are emblazoned on the coin’s reverse.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Watch below as Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill describes the engraving process of the Lowell Park Massachusetts.
The Lowell Park was established in 1978 to showcase Lowell’s participation in the industrial revolution of the early 19th century. The park focuses on the mill processes and workers, often women who made the mill run. Rather than rely on foot power to spin textiles, the Lowell Park operated on water power generated from canals dug around the mill. This enabled the mass production of textiles.
Woman working at the mills were called “Mill Girls” and provided the labor required. They lived in tenement housing provided by mill operators and in 1834 struck for better working conditions and lower daily hours that often stretched to 10 hours a day.
On the Front of the Coin
The ATB silver bullion coins look like giant quarters and even bear a face value of a “quarter dollar”, though the five ounces of silver contained in the coins makes them worth far more.
American The Beautiful Coins in 2019
This year, the U.S. Mint will release the five coins in the 2019 ATB series, the Lowell Park Massachusetts, American Memorial Park, War in the Pacific National Historical Park,San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness coins.
The United States Mint quickly Sold Out of the Five ATB Bullion Coins in the 2017 and 2018 Series.
BGASC.com sold out quickly of all five coins in the 2017 and 2018 ATB series and unfortunately, can no longer offer those coins.
Because of their limited mintages and popularity with collectors, ATB coins often trade at substantial premium in the after-market.
BGASC.com has limited quantities of the following 2012 5 ounce ATB .999 silver bullion coins still available for sale:
About The America The Beautiful Coin Series
The America The Beautiful five ounce silver coins were authorized in 2008 under Public Law 110-456. The ATB coins are five ounces of .999 fine silver and are exact replicas of the designs of the America the Beautiful quarters ($.25) minted for general circulation. The ATB five ounce silver coins even have stamped on them “quarter dollar” on the obverse. ATB five ounce coins are the first five ounce silver coins ever produced by the U.S. Mint.
Each year since 2010, the U.S. Mint has produced five different designs of America the Beautiful coins. The reverse of the ATB coins features various depictions of U.S. National Parks or other national sites. The obverse of the ATB coins looks like a U.S. quarter featuring a portrait of George Washington. Indeed, the ATB series includes U.S. quarters intended for general circulation with face values of twenty five cents that are produced in the same design as their five ounce silver commemorative counterparts.
The ATB quarter program is a 12-year initiative that will honor 56 national parks and other national sites by 2020.
Because of their limited mintages, the ATB silver coins often sell out quickly and in later years sell for higher premiums over the value of their silver bullion content.
This article by BGASC is not, and should not be regarded as, investment advice or as a recommendation regarding any particular course of action.