Rolls and bags of uncirculated 2022 Nina Otero-Warren quarters are the newest products from the U.S. Mint’s four-year series of American Women quarter dollars.
Made for collectors, uncirculated coins are produced with more care than regular coinage made for circulation. (Yesterday, Nina Otero-Warren quarters for circulation started shipping to Federal Reserve locations for distribution into circulation.)
As for the new coin rolls and bags, many of them have already been claimed through the Mint’s pre-order enrollment program and, therefore, few will be available upon their official Noon ET release.
"Because of overwhelming demand, much of the production of the 100-coin bags and two- and three-roll sets are accounted for through enrollments. Enrollments work like a magazine subscription," the Mint notes. "After you sign up, you will receive the next product released in the series and continue to receive products until you end your enrollment."
Regardless of the quarter type — uncirculated, circulated, etc., all bear a likeness of Nina Otero-Warren who is remembered as a strong advocate for women, children, and Native American communities. She is also known for her trailblazing efforts including becoming the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools as well as the first Hispanic woman to run for Congress.
Nina Otero-Warren Coin Designs
Created by Chris Costello and sculpted by Craig Campbell, reverses (tails side) of Nina Otero-Warren quarters feature her portrait on the left flanked by three individual Yucca flowers (New Mexico’s state flower).
Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, QUARTER DOLLAR, E PLURIBUS UNUM, NINA OTERO-WARREN, and VOTO PARA LA MUJER — the Spanish counterpart for the suffragist slogan "Votes for Women."
Obverses (heads side) of all quarter dollars in the series carry a likeness of George Washington. This image of the first President of the United States was originally created by artist Laura Gardin Fraser to mark Washington’s 200th birthday in 1932.
Obverse inscriptions include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2022.
|Composition:||8.33% nickel, balance copper|
|Diameter:||0.955 inch (24.26 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark:||Philadelphia – P
Denver – D
San Francisco – S
Order rolls and bags of Nina Otero-Warren quarters may be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint’s online catalog of American Women Quarters.
U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program
Public Law 116-330 authorized the program of coins. The series is scheduled to include a total of twenty coins over four years at a rate of five per year. Each celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of the United States.
2022 American Women quarters honor:
- Maya Angelou – noted author and poet
- Dr. Sally Ride – physicist, astronaut, educator, and first American woman to soar into space
- Wilma Mankiller – first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and an activist for Native American and women’s rights
- Nina Otero-Warren – a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools
- Anna May Wong – first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, who left a legacy for women in the film industry
Angelou, Ride and Mankiller quarter options debuted earlier this year. Rolls and bags of Anna May Wong quarters are scheduled to be released on Oct. 25.
In addition, the quarters are already available in annual sets and are featured in upcoming ornaments.