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.
FYI the 3-roll set shows unavailable. a few hundred of the bags and a fair number of the 2-roll sets still available despite text on the order page saying they are not available.
Good going, Major D!
My bank says they’ll get rolls Wednesday (August 17th) afternoon. I’ll try to get a roll if they still have them.
Just pretend you’re in line for Rolling Stones tickets and pitch a tent the night before.
By the way, good luck, Antonio!
I find it somehow a bit counterintuitive and puzzling that when the prior series of “Honoring” Quarters were offered by the Mint with the option to purchase the San Francisco Mint roll separately it didn’t sell out nearly as fast as it does now that it is only available as a more pricey three-roll set including the San Francisco, Denver and Philadelphia Mint Quarters.
I find it quite logical, they introduced rarity to the series. That will impact current sales and future collectors.
I see what I missed now, Allan. I had been looking at the entire situation as a case of “all other things being equal.” I was apparently working with the mistaken assumption that while the quarters were indeed being sold in a different format the total number of them available was still the same as before.
I think you should be a politician, I have no idea of what your response means. Perhaps it went over my head, but that is OK I think the Mint and the special Advance dealers they work with are going to maintain control of our hobby.
I am extremely gratified, Allan, to be able to note that notwithstanding your very welcome display of modesty you unquestionably possess an understanding of circuitous wordsmithing easily more than sufficient to provide you the skills with which to produce content at least as unintentionally elusive as mine. Kudos!
Major D (and also Allan), Thank you for a thorough explanation of the reason for the intense popularity of the “S” Quarters and other such “S” products. As to what I was referring to in my initial comment to Allan, “all other things being equal” meant that I had no knowledge of the lower mintages for “S” Quarters. In short, there was in fact no intentionally confusing purpose to what I wrote. Finally, regarding my recent reply to Allan, that entire comment was a tongue in cheek satire of my own writing style. If we can’t make fun of ourselves… Read more »
The beauty and usefulness of the written as opposed to the spoken word in my case is that it conveniently disguises my occasional mispronunciations of English words, like pronouncing “v” as “w” as in “wery well”. Yes, it does happen; just ask my American wife!
BTW, I run into that issue due to the letter “v” being used as a subtle combination “v/f” sound in German.
My mom would do the opposite, she’d say vould instead of would.
As would my mother also, Antonio. It appears that ESL folks like your mother and mine and I myself for that matter each adopted our own unique style of coping with the English language.
Or grew up speaking German.
Precisely, Antonio. A slight footnote on that: Since I grew up learning to speak the very strong Viennese dialect, when we moved to Germany in 1955 I had to adapt to High German, which might as well be a different language. Ach du lieber!
Try Swiss German.
As you may be aware, Antonio, the many dialects of Swiss German are as much a mystery to Swiss people from different parts of their country as they are to Germans who speak High German. The citizens of the various Swiss Cantons only communicate with each other using High German, which is why it is taught in Swiss schools. The same thing is true in Austria and Germany, both of which have so many totally unique regional dialects that these countries also require the use of High German to make nation-wide communication a reality.
Kaiser, I just created a message to you…grrr it disappeared into lord knows where…grrr.so short version. To all of you, first time I have read comments on this site & I want to Thank you all for the sheer pleasure I have had reading all your comments & good, humored bantering back & forth & bravo at doing so at no one’s expense! What a great group of clearly above average intelligence you all are. I am not certain if me seeking opinions & advice from you is offensive, if so please forgive me, but I figured if anyone could… Read more »
Hello Leslie, I think Kaiser Wilhelm must have missed your comment. I believe most people who post here do not monitor old articles so have little chance of noticing a new post unless they see it as one of the most recent 3 comments on the main page, which is how I saw your post yesterday. I have yet to sell any coins, so I cannot help you except with the most basic of suggestions. I am skeptical you are finding so many error coins, I have never found even one, but it is possible. You need to find someone… Read more »
Just as a footnote, Major D, if you think the writings of William Shakespeare are challenging – which I totally agree they can most definitely be – you might want to give Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales a go some time; now that is a linguistic workout!
3 seconds! That may be some sort of record. Who said that coin collecting is dead?