The United States Mint will officially launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Lowell National Historical Park on Wednesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. EST. The ceremony will take place at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
The Lowell High School JROTC Honor Guard, Senior Class President, band, and chorus will participate in the ceremony. $10 rolls of newly minted Lowell National Historical Park quarters will be available for exchange immediately following the ceremony.
- Marc Landry, Acting Associate Director for the Numismatic and Bullion Directorate, United States Mint
- Eileen Donoghue, Lowell City Manager
- Jacqueline Moloney, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Celeste Bernardo, Superintendent, Lowell National Historical Park
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, 10 a.m. EST
Note – in the event of a statewide snow emergency, the launch will be held on Thursday, February 7, at 10 a.m. (same location).
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 E Merrimack St.
The Mint will host a coin forum the evening before the launch ceremony–Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m. EST–at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center Theater, 246 Market St, Lowell, MA. The coin forum is an opportunity for the public to learn about upcoming United States Mint coin programs and initiatives, and express their views about future coinage.
The Lowell National Historical Park quarter is the 46th release in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program, a 12-year initiative that honors 56 national parks and other national sites authorized by Public Law 110-456. Each year, the public will see five new national sites depicted on the reverses of the America the Beautiful Quarters. The United States Mint is issuing these quarters in the order in which the national sites were officially established.
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About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by an Act of Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. The United States Mint is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.
The U.S. Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The United States Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.