U.S. Mint Announces Honorees for 2022 American Women Quarters

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2022 quarter design (obversse)The United States Mint has announced all five women to be celebrated during the first year of their American Women Quarters™ Program.

Authorized under Public Law 116-330, the program of quarter dollars will feature reverses (tails side) that honor women who shaped American history. There will be up to five different reverses every year beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025.

"Courageous women have made countless contributions throughout our great Nation’s history," said Mint Director David J. Ryder. "The American Women Quarters Program is a unique opportunity to honor a broad and diverse group of women whose achievements, triumphs, and legacies reflect the strength and resilience of our Nation. We look forward to sharing their stories."

In April, the U.S. Mint announced the first two honorees. This week the bureau announced the other three women to be celebrated in 2022. The first five honorees are:

  • Maya Angelou – celebrated author
  • Dr. Sally Ride – first American woman in space
  • Wilma Mankiller – first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
  • Adelina Otero-Warren – a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement
  • Anna May Wong – first Chinese American film star in Hollywood

The Mint has already unveiled candidate designs for the 2022 Maya Angelou quarter and 2022 Dr. Sally Ride quarter.

The government agency has also unveiled proposed designs for the obverse (heads side) of 2022-2025 American Women quarter dollars. One obverse image will be shared across all four years of quarters and it must feature a likeness of George Washington that is distinguishable from past quarter programs.

As required by Public Law 116-330, no living person can be featured on the coin designs. The public is invited to submit recommendations for women to be honored using the web portal established by the National Women’s History Museum.

The Treasury Secretary is tasked with selecting the final quarter dollar designs after consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus and following recommendations by Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and Commission of Fine Arts.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Those are some really top-flight choices with which the Mint is inaugurating the quarter dollar series honoring American women who without exception have all one way or another made very significant contributions to what we are as a nation today. It’s so refreshing to have some honorees for a change who are as far away from the exceedingly tiresome old rich white man trope as possible. It appears that in this way the U.S. Mint is now effectively helping lead the way for our country to be better able to come to terms with the realities of the 21st Century.

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Sturgeon

Kaiser Wilhelm needs to get a life

Mark D.

Quality caviar is pleasantly briney with a silky texture and imparts a mild sea wind fragrance.

Roe that’s bitter with sour notes, burlap texture and the odor of mildew doesn’t even rise to the level of Indiana lumpfish.

Keep in mind, fish rot from the head.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Another talent revealed; a connoisseur of caviar to boot. Mark, you certainly don’t disappoint. In truth, you never cease to amaze me with your wealth and breadth of unusual, esoteric and exotic information. Kudos, Kamerad. The above shown rotting fish head, incidentally or not, insists on reminding me of the at least as unsightly and off-putting vision of slimy slithering eels in Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum, a mental “picture” which has clearly been etched, for better or for worse, into my brain for posterity. And speaking of the content of that singular work of literary (in fact Nobel Prize… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Apparently Gunter Grass missed out on being honored with a Euro commemorative due to his Waffen-SS past, but there is still the historical nature of his birthplace, at that time known as The Free City Of Danzig, and its own coinage, a sample of which is pictured below.

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jwp

I thought we were posting comments about coins – not “WOKE” opinions.. These pictures are not needed. Please stay on subject.

sam tweedy

Yes, locked and loaded for all you old ladies !!!!!!!! AR 15 !!!!

Kaiser Wilhelm

Very funny, sam. However, if one were to slightly paraphrase the hilarious statement that the character Crododile Dundee so very memorably made in the movie by that name, “That isn’t a gun; this is a gun!”

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Kaiser Wilhelm

The United States Senate has unanimously passed the bill (with the House of Representatives soon expected to follow suit) establishing June 19, now otherwise known as Juneteenth, as a Federal Holiday in celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. It would be more than fitting if gold, silver and base metal commemorative coins in the customary five dollar, one dollar and half dollar denominations were to be struck by the U.S. Mint in 2023 honoring a combination of the declaration of freedom for all American slaves and the timely and welcome establishment of the new holiday. Let freedom ring.

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