2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Designs Unveiled

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The second 25-cent piece from the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program will honor Dr. Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman to fly in space.

2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Designs
U.S. Mint images of reverse candidate designs for the 2022 Sally Ride Quarter

Authorized under Public Law 116-330, the series of 2022-2025 quarters will showcase up to 20 reverse (tails side) designs celebrating women who shaped American history.

"The contributions may come from a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts," the U.S. Mint announced in seeking ideas for the quarters.

The Mint unveiled 5 proposed designs for the second 2022-dated American Women quarter ahead of their review before the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Larger U.S. Mint images of these candidates.

2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-01
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-01
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-02
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-02
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-03
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-03
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-04
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-04
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-05
2022 Sally Ride Quarter Candidate Design SR-05

2022-2025 American Women quarter obverses (heads side) will carry a common design featuring a likeness of George Washington that is distinguished from past quarter programs. The Mint already published candidates for this obverse design as well as candidates for the first American Women quarter honoring Maya Angelou.

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Seth Riesling

SR-01 please.

NumisdudeTX

Clockwork Squirrel

Ditto here. 02 and 03 are IMHO a bit cartoonish, and 04 and 05 lack her image.

However I do like seeing the denomination expressed numerically on 02 and 03.

Kaiser Wilhelm

SR-02 and SR-03 are slightly far fetched concepts, while the last two are pointless since they don’t depict the person being appreciated and honored..

Clockwork Squirrel

True that. Ya gotta wonder what the designers were (or weren’t) thinking.

Kaiser Wilhelm

4 and 5 are the equivalent of this portrayal of George Washington…

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Steven Ricks

Chiming in to agree that designs without her image are pointless, and also that SR-01 is the best design.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Steven and Clockwork, it’s good to see I wasn’t the only one wondering what exactly SR-04 and SR-05 had to do with honoring Sally Ride.

BKK

Waist of Metal

Michael

wah

Clockwork Squirrel

My waist isn’t metal. It’s skin, muscle, and a bit too much adipose.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Could be referring to Wonder Woman’s utility belt.

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gary

02-03 looks like she’s smoking a bong to celebrate 420 on 4/20

MJS

They remind me of the movie Barberella

Kaiser Wilhelm

Which brings to mind, perhaps there should be a quarter for Jane Fonda as well.

Kaiser Wilhelm

After all, she aced a now iconic character far ahead of her (and our) time.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Looks to me like the designer was working through a rather immersive hallucination.

Jack Cooper

I think the mint should do a quarter on Harriet Tubman

Kaiser Wilhelm

Without a doubt.

jwp

No more heads or tails coin flips with SR-01. This design would create the new magicians dream coin from the US Mint.

Christy Bartlett

That’s the best they could come up with.?It’s going on a united states coin.really what’s the choices for artist?

Kaiser Wilhelm

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Kaiser Wilhelm

I like that, jwp, and it clearly presents an entirely new scenario. That being established, the new question posed at the fifty yard line could be “Old man or young woman?”

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Hallelujah; SR-01 was actually chosen to go to the Treasurer for final approval. First the Mint reduced the Household Limit for the 100th Anniversary Silver Dollars from 25 to 10, and now both panels have picked what clearly is the best reverse for the Sally Ride Quarter. Soon I’m going to begin wondering if I’ve slipped into an alternate universe.

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Mark D.

I know the feeling. Been marooned in this bizzaro slice of the multiverse since 2016. I believe it was early November. I think there were burn-throughs before, but I didn’t want accept them. My home universe already had a Caligula, but that was nearly 2,000 years ago.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Caligulas aren’t rare. Run into a couple myself over the years, up close and personal.

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Mark D.

Interesting edit. The reasons for which I suspect are chilling. PCSD: Post Caligula Shame Disorder. Funny that Caligula coins seem to command a premium over their Imperial-era counterparts, except maybe for Julius. Of course, none compare to the Brutus Ides coin. Imagine a John Wilkes Booth or Liddy/Cruz/Shaw/Nixon/Ruby/Dulles/Hoover series…with messy hair JFK on the obverse… Funny little critters are we.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Hit that nail on the head, brother. My Caligulas weren’t coins but entities that masqueraded as human in public. The PTSD abides.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

The gift that keeps on giving.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm
John

02 – 05 must be jokes. It has to be 01!

Kaiser Wilhelm

That would seem to be the case. It does make one wonder what they were thinking.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kaiser Wilhelm