American Memorial Park featured 47th in National Park Quarter series

American Memorial Park featured 47th in National Park Quarter series

Saipan (the most populated of the Northern Mariana Islands) is a tropical paradise located south of Japan. But during World War II, this island was the location of the most decisive conflict of the Pacific Theater – the Battle of Saipan.

To gain an advantage over the Japanese, American soldiers invaded the island in June of 1944. Following the war, the Northern Mariana Islands became a U.S. possession. American Memorial Park was set aside in 1978 as a living memorial to those who gave their lives during the battle.

Learn more about American Memorial Park.

2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter released at historic auditorium

The new Lowell National Historical Park quarter, 46th in the series and the first design in 2019, is now in circulation. On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 the official launch ceremony took place at the historic Lowell Memorial Auditorium, built to commemorate veterans in 1922 in downtown Lowell, MA.

Located 25 northwest of Boston, the Lowell National Historical Park site covers 137 acres on the Merrimack River. After the ceremony, a coin exchange was held where attendees were able to get $10 rolls of the new quarters at face value. The new quarter features a female textile worker at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, including the iconic Boott Mill clock tower, is seen through the window.

The 2019 series quarters honors some of American’s most popular parks – American Memorial Park, War in the Pacific National Historical Park, San Antonio Missions and Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Add the new Lowell quarters to your collection now.

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter design finalized

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter design

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter design

On August 14, 2018, the U.S. Mint announced the final design for the Lowell National Historic Park. The reverse shows a female textile worker at a power loom with its prominent circular bobbin battery. A view of Lowell, including the iconic Boott Mill clock tower, is seen through the window. The inscriptions on the coin’s reverse include the name and location of the site: lowell, massachusetts; the year of issue: 2019, and the motto: e pluribus unum.

This handsome quarter is a perfect match for the 2000 Statehood quarter, which also featured Massachusetts, the park’s home state. As 46th in the series overall, the Lowell quarter will be followed by a design honoring the American Memorial Park in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Candidate Designs for new 2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter

Recommended candidate designs for new 2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter

Candidate Designs for new 2019 Lowell National Historical Park Quarter


The U.S. Mint commissioned its artists to create candidate designs for the Lowell quarter; 18 were reviewed for accuracy, edited, finalized and presented to the Mint in September 2017. The Citizen Coinage Advisory Committee selected the design featuring a female textile worker holding a threaded spindle and the Commission of Fine Arts selected the design showing a female textile worker at a loom powered by a bobbin battery. Additional input from Lowell National Historical Park and the Governor of Massachusetts were also considered.

Located northwest of Boston, the Lowell National Historical Park covers 137 acres along the Merrimack River where visitors can experience six miles of canals, mills, a boardinghouse, churches and ethnic neighborhoods.

Lowell National Historical Park featured on 46th National Park Quarter

Lowell National Historical Park featured on 46th National Park Quarter

Founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles, Lowell, Massachusetts is located along the Merrimack River rapids, 25 miles northwest of Boston. The Lowell National Historical Park covers 137 acres where visitors can see the hydro dam and nearly six miles of canals that harnessed the river’s energy; the mills where cloth was produced; a boardinghouse representing the dozens of like buildings that housed workers; their houses of worship, and the ethnic neighborhoods.

Learn more about the Lowell National Historical Park.