Category Archives: 2019

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 […]

Lowell National Historical Park Quarter design finalized

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]