U.S. Mint Announces Honorees for 2023 American Women Quarters

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The United States Mint has revealed the five women to be honored during the second year of their American Women Quarters™ Program.

U.S. Mint collage of 2023 American Women Quarter Honorees
U.S. Mint collage of 2023 American Women Quarter honorees

Depictions of Bessie Coleman, Jovita Idár, Edith Kanaka’ole, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Maria Tallchief will appear on the reverse (tails side) of 2023 quarters.

"The range of accomplishments and experiences of these extraordinary women speak to the contributions women have always made in the history of our country," said Mint Deputy Director Ventris C. Gibson. "I am proud that the Mint continues to connect America through coins by honoring these pioneering women and their groundbreaking contributions to our society."

Authorized under Public Law 116-330, the four-year series of quarters celebrates women for their important accomplishments and contributions to the United States and its development.

There will be five different reverses every year beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025. U.S. Mint descriptions for the five American women celebrated in 2023 follow.

  • Bessie Coleman — pilot, advocate, and pioneer who flew to great heights as the first African American and first Native American woman pilot, as well as the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
  • Jovita Idár — Mexican American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist. She devoted her life to fighting against separatist ideologies and sought to create a better future for Mexican Americans.
  • Edith Kanaka’ole — indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, teacher, and entertainer. Her mo’olelo, or stories, served to rescue aspects of Hawaiian history, customs, and traditions that were disappearing due to the cultural bigotry of the time.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt — first lady, author, reformer, and leader. As chairperson of the Human Rights Commission where she oversaw the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and as the first chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, she advocated diligently for the civil liberties and needs of the poor, minorities, and the disadvantaged.
  • Maria Tallchief — America’s first prima ballerina, she broke barriers as a Native American ballerina who exhibited strength and resilience both on and off the stage.

Altogether, 20 unique depictions of American women will be featured on 2022-2025 quarters. (The women celebrated in 2022 include Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Adelina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong.)

The authorizing law for the quarters program requires that the Secretary of the Treasury select the women to be honored 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.

Depictions of the woman featured on the coins are created by U.S. Mint artists and artists from the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program with their eventual candidates designs reviewed by the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) and the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA).

Obverses (heads side) of the quarters in the series share the same portrait of George Washington. The image was created by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate entry for the 1932 quarter.

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SENZA

Yep, now we get to honor their wives and house keepers!

With the great ability to appear First On Thread comes the great responsibility of dealing with all of the awards and accolades that go with such an honor.

Today’s award is a shiny new Cadillac just for you Sir Kaiser, we will need a small delivery fee of just $500 and a shipping address

Today’s Date: April 1, 2022

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Antonio

We only have to 2025. Only so many women to honor (20).

Rich

Could you make an exception for this rich old white man…

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Rich

That’s not fair, yours is bigger than mine.

Antonio

While we’re at it, they might as well replace the current men with Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison have already been on U.S. bills. Maybe some well known/beloved women like Harriet Tubman and someone else, please anyone reasonable! This list in not exclusive and will take so many years to resolve, we’ll all either be in nursing homes, 6′ under or in an urn. Lol!

SENZA

I can think of other uses for Government paper

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Larry T

Senza,

LOL…I was thinking the same thing! I didn’t want to say it because ‘some people’ have a thing for Biden. I guess they like paying $5 a gallon for gas or $6 a pound for ground beef. Oh wait…that’s Putins Price Increase.My bad.

SENZA

He is talking to himself again but it looks very important

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Antonio

TOO MUCH BOTOX!!!!!! (Did I write that too loudly?)

Major D

Hey, let’s not forget about that one-trillion-dollar platinum coin to solve America’s debt crisis- it needs a likeness

Larry T

Could they have one female who is just slightly attractive on the coin? Marilyn Monroe would be a nice relief. I think the mint is really into this ‘equity’ movement.

SENZA

That would require the creation of a whole new program to Commemorate attractive Women with multiple personalities whom have been murdered by former Presidents

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Larry T

All true points, but was she murdered on John’s or Bobby’s order? She was supposedly sleeping with both of these ‘moral’ leaders.

Major D

Nope, that was Ted Cruz’s dad, again

SENZA

Excellent Point

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Rich

I’m with you Larry, much easier on the eyes.

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Antonio

But then women would want a handsome man on a coin. We could go on, and on, and on, and on. A rabbit with a drum comes to mind.

Chris Terp

I was thinking of Hedy Lammar too. Invented a proximity timer I think that made torpedos actually work. Never patented her invention because she did it for love of her new country for the war effort.

SENZA

I thought they all did it to come to America….Just think some of us were born here and others have to learn to act and play in a Rock Band just to visit

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SENZA

The real Tesla did all of that long before Hedy or Elon were thought of – the Titanic had Nicola Tesla WiFi

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Antonio

Inventor of CDMA!

Larry T

Kaiser,

Memorable American women? Other than Eleanor Roosevelt, how many conversations have you had where the name Maria Tallchief has come up?

Larry T

Kaiser, Or were they omitted because they weren’t relevant. I realize you’re entirely swept up in this ‘equity revitalization movement’ and I’m sure you get all the satisfaction you desire tuning in to MSNBC. They’re covering it 24/7. I don’t care, or pretend to care, about any of these women as I focus on those issues important to my life. I’m glad they were successful in their lives, that’s the opportunity America gives everyone, but if I want to learn about anyone/anything I can read a book.This ‘white dominant’ nation we call America can’t prevent me from learning. By the… Read more »

SENZA

Right On Larry,

It’s just the Women’s version of Martin Luther King, he was unacceptable while among the living but honored in death as long as the coin mafia profits from it.

The face and unknown gender of MSNBC – I hope we never have to see that coin

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Rich

GOLDMEMBER had the real deal. I love Gooold!

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Antonio

It’s called nonbinary.

SENZA

Right and Elon Musk is going to Mars it’s all bullshit

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Antonio

I couldn’t agree more. Well I could but I’m not going to.

Phil

He’s just trying to jumpstart the inevitable. Yes, we’re going. His time-line can be debated

SENZA

I”m a white guy who likes females and I can remember this shit dating back to the 80’s – If ever we – the sleeping giant get fed up with all this Bullshit were gonna find a nice Island (Oh wait we have one it’s called California) and transport them to California and break that chunk of land off and set it adrift.

However, Kaiser Old Buddy, you have to know – this shit is illegal in most other Countries and that’s why it’s all piling up here so remember that next time you defend…..

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SENZA

I just reduced and finalized my Silver Eagle enrollment – there are now 4 extra coins out there for some lucky collector or flipper to grab up.

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SENZA

Should I or should I not click that link – the temptation is unbearable – hey Kaiser will you click that link and let me know how it goes

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Chris Terp

Yep Major D, got an email from the Mint about this too.

Also Associated Press reporting on it:

Got a dime? Businesses seek Treasury help with coin shortage.
https://apnews.com/f201c403c0490493aea6fe3e0965c596

SENZA

I thought the coin shortage was another Government fiasco to create fake agencies manned by friends and relatives of politicians and bankers who need an extra $550k annual salary funded by tax payers.

“The U.S. Coin Task Force was formed in July 2020 and is made up of members from 11 groups including the U.S. Mint, Federal Reserve, American Bankers Association and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. The task force says the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the U.S. coin supply chain.”

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Chris Terp

EXZZZZZACTLY SENZA, commissions, task forces and many other parastatals set up between the government and private sector insiders always works out well for those involved. Members do need to show up for meetings and actually do something to merit their paycheck. I actually like advisory boards for USG agencies as those members aren’t paid.

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Major D

Is that David Letterman or Santa I can’t tell

SENZA

Santa after they arrested him for breaking and entering but he’s cool now

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SENZA

Thanks for adding meaning to my life

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Antonio

It isn’t?

Chris Terp

You’ve never been to one?!

Antonio

Have a large jar I could empty.

Rich

Where have all the coins gone?
Long time passing.
Where have all the coins gone?
Long time ago.
Where have all the coins gone?
The boys and girls have kept them every one.
Oh, When will we ever learn?
Oh, When will we ever learn?

SENZA

Enlarge image blink twice

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Larry T

Kaiser,

My brain must be bramaged as well. Hopefully Senza will tell us what we’re supposed to see.

Rich

Holy Brain Salad Surgery! C’Mon Man, we give up.

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SENZA

It’s an Autostereogram guys only humans can decipher it…..

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Chris Terp

Excellent Rich! 😉

Kia99

Maybe something more relatable?

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SENZA

I was looking for an “April Fools” but had no luck finding it…..

But I see 5 Floaters in yours – if Kaiser can’t find those 5 coins he may be from a distant planet rather than a distant country

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Rich

As Antonio says, maybe its time for a BOT test

Kia99

Sorry for the simplicity, no conspiratorial messages. Your aquarium is amazing.

c_q

So I heard the mint also will have new coin designs for 2024 quarters: joan crawford, mary mallon (aka typhoid mary), madalyn murray o’hair, bonnie parker and ruth bader ginsburg. These were picked by the mint in order to reduce demand so that they can make fewer quarters with their limited resources.

Rich

I’ll trade you phyllis diller and joan rivers for o’hair and ginsburg, and I’d like to see calamity jane and typhoid mary together one coin.

SENZA

They already tried that one it wasn’t so popular

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Antonio

Annie Oakley!

Antonio

I knew there was one for her!

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Domenic

Ok a real dumb question. What is everyone putting their quarters into? I prefer Dansco clear slide albums but will settle for whitman….yet all of them seem to be sold out everywhere! Right now im just using last page of parks book.

Antonio

I use the Whitman. Not happy with them, now that they’re made in China, but it’s what I use. I know they’re bad for my coins in the long term.

Antonio

The old Whitmans I had no problems putting coins in them. The current ones, I almost need a hammer to pound them in. I’m only using them for pennies and quarters.

SENZA

If you really love your coins get tubes and put foam between each coin _ I only use foam and tubes for my old morgans even the ones I’ve cleaned via my proprietary process

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Vachon

I admit I’m liking this program. I find myself already hoping it’ll get reupped for another 4 years