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.

2018 Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter released in Rhode Island

Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Quarter Released

The new Block Island National Wildlife Refuge quarter, 45th issue of the National Park quarter series and 5th and final design for 2018, is now in circulation. The U.S. Mint’s official launch ceremony took place in the Block Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Charlestown, Rhode Island on Thursday, November 15. After the ceremony, attendees were able to get $10 rolls of the new 2018 Block Island quarters at face value.

The special reverse design of the new quarters depicts a black-crowned night-heron flying above the beach at Cow Cove with a view toward Sandy Point and the North Light lighthouse. Add the new Block Island quarters to your collection now.

2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter released at local High School

2018 Cumberland Island National Seashore Quarter released at local High School

The new Cumberland Island National Seashore quarter, 44th issue of the series and the fourth design for 2018, is now in circulation. On August 30, 2018, the official launch ceremony for the new Cumberland Island quarter took place in the Camden County High School Auditorium, which is located in Kingsland, Georgia.

After the ceremony, a coin exchange was held where attendees were able to get $10 rolls of the new quarters at face value. This issue depicts a snowy egret about to take flight, with a salt marsh in the background. Add the new Cumberland Island quarters to your collection now.