Five new coins appear together in the United States Mint’s latest product for collectors, their 2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set.
Included quarters have reverse (tails side) designs honoring remarkable women. All quarters are struck at the San Francisco Mint to a collector-grade proof quality and are encased in one protective lens. Proofs are the highest quality coins produced by the Mint. They feature frosted designs and mirror-like backgrounds.
Together, the five coins represent the first from the U.S. Mint’s program of American Women Quarters™. The series celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of the United States. It is scheduled to run for four years with five different reverse quarter designs issued annually. This year’s quarters honor:
- Maya Angelou – celebrated author
- Dr. Sally Ride – physicist and first American woman in space
- Wilma Mankiller – first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Nina Otero-Warren – a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement
- Anna May Wong – first Chinese-American film star in Hollywood
Along with their unique design, each quarter reverse carries the honored individual’s name and inscriptions of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "QUARTER DOLLAR."
All coins in the quarter series bear the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. This design was originally created by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate entry for the 1932 quarter which would eventually portray the John Flanagan portrait of the first U.S. President. Inscriptions on the obverse read "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "2022."
Price and Ordering
The 2022 American Women Quarters Proof Set may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via this link to its American Women quarter products. The set is priced at $21 with no mintage, household, or order limits in place.
Other Quarter and Quarter Product Releases
Associated circulating quality quarters are also produced by the U.S. Mint for commerce and distributed to financial institutions by Federal Reserve Banks. They are issued in intervals throughout the year, with Maya Angelou quarters released Jan. 3.
Similarly, individual quarters in uncirculated quality for collectors are sold by the U.S. Mint. Uncirculated Maya Angelou quarters launched Feb. 7 when the Mint released them in rolls and bags at prices ranging from $36 to $54. Uncirculated Sally Ride quarters are set for release on March 22. The remaining three 2022 quarters are due in the spring and summer.
In addition, the U.S. Mint will offer on March 29 a proof set of the five 2022 quarters in 99.9% fine silver for $73. Finally, ornaments containing each of the 2022 American Women quarters are listed for sale this summer at $30.95 apiece.