Five women are celebrated for their accomplishments with the newest collectible from the United States Mint, their 2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set™. The set of silver quarters goes on sale today at noon ET.
Honored individuals include Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong. Each coin in the set is produced to proof quality from 99.9% silver at the U.S. Mint’s facility in San Francisco.
The silver set is the first of four for the Mint’s program of American Women quarter dollars. The series debuted earlier this year and will see five different quarters annually through 2025. By its four-year conclusion, the program will have honored twenty unique women for their important contributions to the United States and its development.
Included quarter dollars for this silver proof set feature reverse (tails side) designs depicting:
- 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
Rolls and bags of the Maya Angelou quarters and Dr. Sally Ride quarters launched earlier this year as did a regular clad proof set of all five 2022 quarters. The Mint’s 2022 quarter products have been selling out. On March 16, the Mint noted that only 17,455 remained of this year’s silver quarters set because customer enrollments (subscriptions) had already claimed the others.
Quarter rolls and bags honoring Mankiller, Otero-Warren and Wong will follow later this year along with ornaments with each 2022 quarter.
All coins of the series bear a new obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. Laura Gardin Fraser created the design as a candidate entry for the 1932 quarter.
2022 Proof Silver Quarter Specifications
0.955 inch (24.26 mm)
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San Francisco – S
A total silver weight of 1.01966 troy ounces is calculated by adding up the weight of each quarter within the set.
Ordering and Price
The 2022 American Women Quarters Silver Proof Set may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint via its page dedicated to quarter products.
Pricing for each is $73. For reference, the 2020 Quarters Silver Proof Set (the last annual quarters silver proof set which contained five coins) initially sold for $42.50.