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.
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.
2022-2025 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.