2022 American Women Quarters Ornaments Available Aug. 26

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U.S. Mint image of the Dr. Sally Ride Quarter Ornament
U.S. Mint image of the Dr. Sally Ride Quarter Ornament

On Aug. 26, at noon ET, the United States Mint will offer five uniquely themed ornaments with each framing one of the five 2022 American Women quarter dollars. This year’s quarters honor Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong for their contributions to the nation’s development and history.

Each ornament is priced at $30.95 and holds an uncirculated quarter produced at the U.S. Mint facility in Philadelphia. Uncirculated coins are made for collectors. They are hand-loaded into coining presses and struck on specially burnished blanks to a produce a brilliant finish.

The Mint’s product pages for the souvenirs place their limits at 5,000 apiece and without order limits.

Enrollment for the ornaments is still available as of this writing. U.S. Mint enrollments provide an easy way to keep current on products. Like a magazine subscription, new products are sent when they become available. The U.S. Mint warned several months back that many American Women quarter products were selling out, with inventories claimed early by enrollments. Back then, the agency said 3,264 ornaments remained.

Enrollment pricing is $154.75, which breaks down to the same $30.95 per ornament. The U.S. Mint offers free budge shipping for enrolled products for a savings of $4.95. It has allotted 4,360 subscriptions per quarter design with household orders limited to 25.

To learn more or to order, visit the Mint’s ornament enrollment page.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

If the Sally Ride version of these AWQ Ornaments as shown above is any indication, this series is rather well-designed and will prove to be attractive. However, the $30.95 price tag per Ornament doesn’t lend to making them a Christmas present to us collectors.

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REB

Agreed. It’s somewhat of a puzzling concept but to each his or her own.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Those are some of the most important words applicable to life, stating that as long as we are not bothering anyone else we are perfectly fine being left to our own devices.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Okay, you got me there; it is a little bit “busy” and I admit it might not look as good “in person”. However, I still like the various little representations of what her work and life meant to science in general and to the Space Program in particular and most especially the importance of women’s contributions to both.

REB

She was certainly the most famous female astronaut ever. By the way, I got several Sally Ride quarters in change yesterday. I wonder if people even look at their change anymore given the huge number of quarter variations found in daily change. I liked it better when there were just three mint marks on the same design year after year. The variations now seem overwhelming to the casual collector/change-peruser.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I pay for everything with my credit card since my aim is to effect the quickest conclusion to any purchasing transaction so I don’t end up with any change, just a boring paper receipt. Once again, each to his/her own, as you so wisely already said, REB.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Well, yes, you do have a valid point there, Major D. I think I was slightly overcome by my inclination to appreciate bright and shiny things.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I fully understand and agree with your point here, Major D. While Christa McAuliffe attained much of her high status by way of her most unfortunate untimely death, Sally Ride achieved hers via all of her many accomplishments in life.

REB

The “S” will be my first enrollment order. I got the “confirm account details” email last week. What should I expect next if everything is going smoothly? Will I know if I got the coin before high noon? I’d like to avoid any mad ordering tussle but I don’t want to lose out on getting the coin. Any thoughts or advice for an enrollment newbie?

Kaiser Wilhelm

It has been my experience, REB, that you will receive notice of your Enrollment Order for the 2019-S ASE being Processed prior to the noon opening of Release Day sales of the item to the general public.

Jeff Legan

And I usually get the confirmation email that my order was completed 4 hours after sales start. I have been using enrollments for possibly as long as 15 years now. In all that time, I only had one problem. They did not fill my order one time maybe 4 years ago. It was for the 5 oz ATBs, so it was an 11 year long enrollment. I called them, and they are like “we don’t know why it happened, we can see your enrollment”. I suspect I know exactly what happened. Less than a week earlier I was seriously arguing… Read more »

Kaiser Wilhelm

Jeff Legan,

As my very wise wife said many times when she was still out and about in the working world, “Never, ever antagonize and/or alienate the “gatekeepers”.

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East Coast Guru

Thanks for the tip!! I didn’t know about the credit card “processing” being done 24 hours before release on enrollments. Checked on mine and all good. Hopefully the coin quality is good too.

Kaiser Wilhelm

You’re very welcome, East Coast Guru. There are so many advantages to employing the Enrollment function; this is just one of them.

SENZA

Ventris, changed it to 3 days out now they want credit cards verified and order amounts adjusted – that and product limits of 3 lead me to believe 3 is her favorite number -some people here give out advice when they don’t know what they are talking about – take it with a grain of salt.

Jeff Legan

This is why we talk, SENZA. Everyone does their part. This is milder than your normal, but could you next time leave out the “some people” part of it?

SENZA

Piss off loser – you have less personality than Kaiser imaginary friends

Jeff Legan

And I still have more than you.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Beat it; get lost. Besides, your tree-trimming “friends” will kick your ass bigtime for hijacking their corporate IP. That’s identity theft, you fool.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Same old same old SENSELESS. You can’t make it through a single comment without proving yourself to be the biggest jerk of all time. We shouldn’t be surprised that you’d still dare to show your face here after that malignant stunt you pulled stealing your alleged acquaintance’s commercial IP address.

SENZA

Rejecting you and pointing out what at turd you are seems to have pushed you over the edge – And it is your IP address that I mentioned months ago as having the fake identities such as Major Dumb aka Major Duh aka Figment of Kaisers imagination If I have done something wrong why doesn’t coinnews delete my account Further digging shows that since you have the ability to censor, manipulate and delete posts your either Unser using a pen-name or one of the Blog contributors whom must certainly be in bad standing due to all the mental breakdowns –… Read more »

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Jeff Legan

You just cannot help yourself, can you SENZA? You are hopeless. The only part of your latest (but oh so familiar) rant worth responding to is the “why doesn’t CoinNews delete my account”. The reason is because no one gets disciplined on CoinNews, because we are all adults here. Or at least we were. I imagine we might see your account deleted soon. If not we can keep it up. I have never witnessed such an unbalanced soul in my life–You are like 90% negative, 10% positive. Are you having fun?

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Jeff Legan,

When SENSELESS was on here years ago as “Milhouse” his behavior was just as atrocious and sickening as it is now and he didn’t get kicked off the site then either. I have no idea why.

Jeff Legan

Remember when you said you avoided confrontation? Many people are the same way. Even people in management and owners of businesses. Unfortunately for SENZA, the more of a problem he becomes, the more likely they will be forced to do something here whether they are anti-confrontation or not. Me, I kind of tend to just mirror what I am receiving. Because you are one of the positive transmitters, we are good. Because SENZA is one of the negative transmitters, we are not. I do not think he figured this simple thing out. Perhaps he thinks he can wear me out… Read more »

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Jeff Legan and Major D,

I have little hope for what is to come because after a long battle with him the last time this happened it was I who was booted from the site while he stayed and continued his reign of terror. After the site became depopulated SENSELESS lost interest and simply vanished for a few years. I joined again long after he left and here we are now back where and how it all started. He knows this which is why he engages in such unbelievably despicable behavior and never worries about a thing.

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Jeff Legan

Maybe it will be different this time. His presence brings no value to this site. Yours does.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

Thank you, Jeff, for your kind remark. And it would be very remiss of me if I didn’t make the same observation in return.

Kaiser Wilhelm

To the SENSELESS twerp who just won’t go away,

The most astounding and truly incomprehensible part of all this is you really aren’t aware that you are dementedly addressing yourself while hallucinating nightmarishly. Whatever it was that happened to you – unless of course you were just born this horrifically twisted – must have been outrageously traumatic.

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Kaiser Wilhelm

SENSELESS,

Share with us what having a full blown psychotic break feels like.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Its repressed drives and urges are starting to surface. Get ready for that closet door to whip open any second now, folks.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Senseless,

I don’t know why I even imagined you would have enough gray matter to realize your time was up, but here you are in all your fractured insanity acting even dumber than before, grossly humiliating yourself via ever higher levels of sheer and abject disgrace.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Why even bother, Major D and Jeff Legan. HE WILL NOT CHANGE.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It thrives on the attention.

Rooster

They are now in the “processing” mode.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Thanks for the update, Rooster!

Allan

Hi REB

From my experience you will find a pending charge on your credit card from the mint. Also in your mint account under History you will see an ENROLLMENT PROCESSING entry for the ASE. If you don’t see either I would try calling in on the 9th for your time zone to order one. Contacting the Mint won’t help in my opinion since automated processing of Enrollment orders has already completed. But follow through with them to fix the problem for next year.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D and Allan,

Very sound advice, as double-checking is always important and helpful.

Rooster

REB: You may even see a “shipped” status before noon.

c_q

>> The U.S. Mint offers free budge shipping

yeah, that shipping sure is slow alright.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’ve contacted poor Mike Unser, who I am sure has plenty of other more important things to keep him occupied, enough times already regarding one occasional glitch or another in the articles; there was no way I was going to bother him with this one.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D, aside from the fact that the identities of the Bulk 40 purchasers are a better kept secret than the password into the CIA, I didn’t think there was a end of year cut-off of ASE minting like there is for the annual Commemorative Coins.

REB

Honestly, I prefer open mintages for coins during their year of issue (and NOT beyond). That way the collector gets what he or she wants. I HATE battling at high noon for coins with tiny imposed limits. Let future scarcity be based on contemporaneous demand and not bogus game-playing. I still rage at what I had to pay for artificially limited mint releases because bots beat me to the punch. The worst example – the WWII gold privy mark coin. That one still smarts today.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Those miniscule minting numbers can still be a pain, but definitely less so now that the Mint has put the kibosh on the formerly unfettered Bot attacks.

REB

True. The noontime jamborees have run smoother this year than previous years … SO FAR. I’m hoping for little to no drama tomorrow.

Next up after that – the palladium proof in September. I love that Mercury dime design but it’s at 7,500 available with three per household. I’m sure it will be pricey which may drive away some speculators. After all, you don’t want to bet wrong when the bet might involve several thousand dollars.

Jeff Legan

I would like one of the palladium proofs. I am not sure I will be able to afford one this year, even though I expect it will be cheaper than last years.

Paul

The Norfolk, Virginia bicentennial coin was struck entirely in 1937, but has 1936 date on it due to the 1937 law that authorized it.
Maybe what you say is correct for “circulating” or “bullion” coins, though.

REB

Generally commemoratives have dates of release in the authorizing legislation even if those dates encroach into the new year. I think there have been other commems that have had the “wrong” date on them. Anyone to chime in? I guess I could check my inventory but I’m too lazy to do so.

REB

Totally agree. I hate seeing coins from 2017 (!?!?!) for sale from the Mint. Melt them down; close the mintages and move on to the next year.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

Many, many thanks for this totally clear and wonderfully complete explanation regarding the Mint’s authorized time parameters for coin minting. For the first time ever I can see a clear picture regarding what has always been a somewhat elusive – at least for me, that is – understanding of that particular angle of the Mint’s business. It appears that “mint years” and “sales years” can indeed mean very different things.

J S

New Mint email – correcting last week’s “new” email.
Now I’m confused. Am I getting my enrolled ASE ‘22 (S) or not?
WTF is going on with this operation?

  • Customers enrolling in the American Eagles program after July 7, 2022 will not receive a 2022 American Eagle Product.”
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Jeff Legan

Hi J S,
as long as you enrolled by July 7th, you should be good. They are trying to tell the last minute enrollee’s that they are too late and their new enrollment will start with the 2023 issue.

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East Coast Guru

As far as I am aware, they cut off ‘22 ASE-S last year for new subscriptions. Or around there. Any new sign ups now are for ‘23’s. There will probably be a lot of ‘22’s available at the opening bell tomorrow. I am sure there are plenty of canceled subscriptions out there.

Rooster

This is normal practice for myself but I decided to keep all my enrollments for this S mint silver proof eagle intact.

REB

I just got the email. I enrolled on July 8th. Guess I’d better sharpen my elbows for tomorrow’s showdown at high noon. Like I’ve said many, many times … I like the coins but I hate, hate, HATE dealing with the Mint. Why did I get the August 2nd email that the enrollment was on? Why do I get notice ONE DAY before the on-sale date that it’s off? The questions have no decent answers. It’s just a Mint thing.

REB

My fingers are crossed. I don’t want to have to return to Ebay for this one.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Yes, Major D, TBD in this case means the Enrollment applies to 2023.

SENZA

It didn’t work better try it again loser

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Jeff Legan

Another Zero value post by ZEROSENZA.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I’m sure you’ve noticed, Jeff Legan and Major D, that the very instant SENSELESSER appears all discussion of coin-relevant topics vanishes.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Well, we did have a short hiatus from the dingbat. So there’s that.

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Jeff Legan

Yeah, it was pleasant earlier. Shame it did not last.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I think it needs a more aptly descriptive moniker. Henceforth it will be known as SENSELESS VITRIOL.

Kaiser Wilhelm

That is far more logical, since there is so very little if anything to him at all.

senseless vitriol spewing oral diarrhea.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

I like the sound of “eradicating”; unfortunately, the law frowns on that.

Kaiser Wilhelm

SENSELESS,

How about you take a long walk off a short pier and make the world a better place.

Kaiser Wilhelm

It does have a superpower that cannot be defeated. INSANITY.

Kaiser Wilhelm

I in fact just did that last week by way of a public post here that was “waiting to be reviewed.” After less that a half hour it just disappeared. Like we’ve said, it seems we have to deal with this demon seed ourselves.

Kaiser Wilhelm

Major D,

I had entirely forgotten about that contact option for CoinNews and I thank you for bringing it back to my attention; it’s good to know about it.