2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollars Launch

by Darrin Lee Unser on August 18, 2020 · 13 comments

Today, August 18th, the United States Mint releases products commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote. The 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar launches in collector qualities of proof and uncirculated. There is also a set that includes one of the dollars paired with a silver medal bearing its own design.

Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar and Silver Medal

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar (proof version) and Silver Medal

All three products go on sale today beginning at Noon EDT. The individual coins debut at special introductory pricing that lasts until 3:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020.

"This stunning coin pays homage to the many pioneers, activists, and foot soldiers who fought bravely and tenaciously for decades to make this Constitutional amendment a reality," noted United States Mint Director David J. Ryder.

The coins are authorized under Public Law 116-71, which directs a maximum of 400,000 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollars to be produced and sold this year. As for the set, only 10,000 are available with orders limited to one per household for the first 24 hours of sales.

A bronze version of the medal will be issued in 2021.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Coin and Medal Designs

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollars offer the same obverse (heads side) design which shows overlapping profiles of three different women. Each woman wears a hat from a different era to symbolize the many decades the suffrage movement spanned. The foreground figure’s hat bears a button dated 1920 representing the year of the 19th Amendment’s ratification.

2020-P Proof Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar - Obverse

2020-P Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar – Obverse (proof version shown)

Inscriptions "LIBERTY," "$1" and "E PLURIBUS UNUM" encircle the design.

As for the dollar’s reverse (tails side) design, it shows "2020" being dropped into a ballot box that is decorated with "VOTES FOR WOMEN" and is styled with art deco elements.

2020-P Proof Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar - Reverse

2020-P Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar – Reverse (proof version shown)

Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."

Artistic Infusion Program artist Christina Hess designed both sides of the dollar and United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill sculpted them.

For the limited edition medal, the obverse was designed by AIP artist Beth Zaiken and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.

Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal - Obverse

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal – Obverse

It depicts adult women’s hands and arms holding up a heavy weight — a kind of "foundation" of stone — featuring the inscription "WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL." A child’s hand is also seen reaching up to help.

The medal’s reverse is the work of AIP artist Patricia Lucas-Morris with its sculpting completed by United States Mint Medallic Artist Renata Gordon.

Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal - Reverse

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Medal – Reverse

It features text of the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, written on the stripes of the flag of the United States. "1920" is inscribed at the bottom.

Women’s Suffrage Coin and Medal Specifications

The United States Mint offers the following as the specifications for the coins and medal.

Silver Dollars Silver Medal
Finish: Proof & Uncirculated Proof
Composition: 99.9% Silver 99.9% Silver
Weight: 26.730 grams 26.730 grams
Diameter: 1.500 inches 1.500 inches
Edge: Reeded Plain
Mint and Mint Mark: Philadelphia – P Philadelphia – N/A

 

All three are produced at the U.S. Mint’s facility in Philadelphia but only the dollars carry the "P" mint mark.

Pricing, Ordering and Surcharge

Initial pricing is $69 for the proof dollar and $64 for the uncirculated dollar. Each will increase by $5 when the introductory pricing period ends on September 18, 2020. The coin and medal set is $120. No introductory pricing is offered for this product.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial products are available directly from the United States Mint online catalog of Commemorative Coins.

Directed by the authorizing law, prices for the products include a $10 surcharge to be paid to the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative for research and creation of exhibits and programs to highlight the history and impact of women in the United States.

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Chas. Barber

Everyone, let’s all @ once salute this fantastic, beeutiful, desired issue, all together now: YAWN……………zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ

Chris

Floodgates wide open on these interesting sites not crashing HMM go figure last week it did for the silver eagles reverse proof.

Med

Exactly! Where are the 30,000 collectors who love first day issues?

sam tweedy

Hurry Up Sleepy Joe!!! Before Mike Mezack gets them all!!! Nasty Kamala is at the top!!!

Chas. Barber

Uh did you look, she’d be on the bottom not top, the top is either Cpl. Klinger from M*A*S*H or Trump in drag trying to crash a lesbian club….

K ROB

that nose looks more like slick willie clinton in drag…lol!

Chas. Barber

Not really, alot more like Klinger or Lyin Donnie……..

Piedmont

Did the “Artistic Infusion Program” review the demographics of any coin collectors before selecting this design. It would be better for the US MINT to open a public competition and vote, so that actual coin collectors and those interested could choose a more successful design.
Far more appealing designs could have been created that would attract the attention of a broader demographic.

K ROB

they are not interested in collectors anymore.just look how great the basketball coins are doing.besides if they had better designs we wouldn’t have anything to laugh at…right Chas.Barber. fun fun fun!

Chas. Barber

REVERAND!!! Only Babs Bush could love this coin…..I think they shold have stuck a 4th woman in a wheelchair, just cause they can……..

Seth Riesling

Lol…Where is the woman smoking a corncob pipe like Granny Clampett & Miss America Susan B. Anthony!!?? (Just kidding folks)…I bought the special set for my Alice Paul collection!

NumisdudeTX

K ROB

the woman with the hat with “VOTES” on it,doesn’t her neck look a little long.looks like her head is stuck on a popsicle stick.

domenic

I’ve collected since i was 13, i’m 58 now. This coin has an Uninspired design and is quite clunky looking overall. US coins used to, in long ago decades, have a rich beauty about them. The ASE revived an old design as did gold eagles….there’s a reason for that. Those coins had superior artistic merit and where, and are, deemed classic examples of what makes a coin memorable. This issue….NO WHERE near that. Coins need to have esthetic value to be popular. The basketball coins are extremely boring as are the quarter designs. They need top really up their game… Read more »