2023 American Women Quarter Dollar Designs Revealed


The United States unveiled designs for the second-year coins from their four-year series of American Women quarter dollars. Authorized under Public Law 116-330, the program of quarters has reverses (tails side) honoring the accomplishments of women who helped shaped American history.

2023 American Women Quarter Designs
U.S. Mint line art images of the five 2023 American Women Quarter designs

There will be five unique designs every year from 2022 through 2025. Designs for 2023 recognize the achievements of Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanaka’ole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar, and Maria Tallchief.

"I am pleased to announce the designs of the 2023 American Women Quarters," said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. "These beautiful designs honor the achievements of these amazing women and add to the Mint’s rich history of rendering the history of our Nation in enduring examples of numismatic art."

U.S. Mint-published line art images and descriptions of the five quarter designs follow.

Bessie Coleman – first African American and first Native American woman pilot

2023 Bessie Coleman quarter design
2023 Bessie Coleman quarter design

Designer: Chris Costello, Artistic Infusion Program Designer
Sculptor: Eric David Custer, United States Mint Medallic Artist

This design depicts Bessie Coleman as she suits up in preparation for flight, her expression reflective of her determination to take to the skies, the only place she experienced a freedom she did not have on the ground. The inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "QUARTER DOLLAR," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "BESSIE COLEMAN," and "6.15.1921," the date Coleman received her pilot’s license.

Edith Kanaka’ole – indigenous Hawaiian composer, custodian of native culture and traditions

2023 Edith Kanaka'ole quarter design
2023 Edith Kanaka’ole quarter design

Designer: Emily Damstra, Artistic Infusion Program Designer
Sculptor: Renata Gordon, United States Mint Medallic Artist

This design depicts a portrait of Edith Kanaka’ole, with her hair and lei po’o (head lei) morphing into the elements of a Hawaiian landscape, symbolizing Kanaka’ole’s life’s work of preserving the natural land and traditional Hawaiian culture. The inscription "E hō mai ka ‘ike" translates as "granting the wisdom," and is a reference to the intertwined role hula and chants play in this preservation. Additional inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25¢," and "EDITH KANAKA’OLE."

Eleanor Roosevelt – first lady, author, and civil liberties advocate

2023 Eleanor Roosevelt quarter design
2023 Eleanor Roosevelt quarter design

Designer: Don Everhart, Artistic Infusion Program Designer
Sculptor: Craig A. Campbell, United States Mint Medallic Artist

This design depicts a portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt and the scales of justice against a backdrop representing the globe, symbolic of her impactful work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES of AMERICA," "QUARTER DOLLAR," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "ELEANOR ROOSEVELT," and "UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS."

Jovita Idar – Mexican American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist

2023 Jovita Idar quarter design
2023 Jovita Idar quarter design

Designer: John P. McGraw, United States Mint Medallic Artist
Sculptor: John P. McGraw, United States Mint Medallic Artist

This design depicts a portrait of Jovita Idar with her hands clasped. Within her body are inscriptions representing some of her greatest accomplishments and the newspapers for which she wrote. The text includes the inscriptions "MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS," "TEACHER," "JOVITA IDAR," "NURSE," "EVOLUCIÓN," "ASTREA," "EL HERALDO CRISTIANO," "LA CRUZ BLANCA," "JOURNALIST," "LA CRÓNICA," "EL PROGRESO," and "LA LIGA FEMENIL MEXICANISTA," as well as "QUARTER DOLLAR," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Maria Tallchief – America’s first prima ballerina

2023 Maria Tallchief quarter design
2023 Maria Tallchief quarter design

Designer: Ben Sowards, Artistic Infusion Program Designer
Sculptor: Joseph Menna, United States Mint Chief Engraver

This design depicts Maria Tallchief spotlit in balletic pose, and her Osage name, which translates to "Two Standards," written in Osage orthography. Additional inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "QUARTER DOLLAR," and "MARIA TALLCHIEF."

Common Obverse Design

The obverse (heads side) design is common across all quarters in the four-year series. It features a portrait of George Washington and was originally created by artist Laura Gardin Fraser to mark Washington’s 200th birthday in 1932.

CoinNews photo obverse uncirculated 2022 quarter
This CoinNews photo shows the obverse (heads side) of a 2022 quarter. Aside from a change for the year, this same design will appear on all quarters in the four-year series.

Inscriptions include "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2022."

Release dates for U.S. Mint 2023 quarter products should become available later this year.

Quarters for 2022 honor Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong.

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I believe the 2023 Native American Dollar will also honor Maria Tallchief. I’m enjoying the original Washington obverse. Although these quarters (for 2022) aren’t common yet, I have faith that by the end of their issuance, they’ll be more common place.


You, Major D, have good taste.


just received an e-mail from the mint – enrollment for the quarters is open, it had been closed, so either they are going to increase the available limit or enough other people have dropped out. I was interested in the S quarter.


ok, I see the enrollment has actually dropped from 7620 to 7504, but I did get confirmation I am enrolled


when I enrolled for the 3 roll set the other day it was limited to one set only. Nothing showed under enrollments for anything yesterday, today everything shows, so they fixed their issues.


All the enrollments I have say TBD. Major D – when I went to pay for my enrollment there was a message Order limit = 1 for enrollment. so, though it says elsewhere enrollment limit of 3, I guess that would be if you ordered w/o enrollment, and that is going to be impossible since there are limited rolls available and many of those are enrollments. Months ago I clicked on ‘remind me’ on the 3 roll set, and that must be why I received an email they were available. I am assuming I will be able to get the… Read more »


we shall see in another month or so. the picture for signing up for the enrollment shows Amy Wong so I’d hold that is in favor for receiving that quarter.
The ‘next year’ dollars has the following for ‘data available’
Morgan Unc 166,011
Peace Unc 168,950
Morgan Proof 273,220
Peace Proof 281,240
2 coin reverse 132,959
looks like people don’t like the Peace dollar as much (slightly), and prefer the proof over the uncirculated, and are gung ho onto the 2 coin set


I intend to purchase the silver proofs (AWQ) but I’m not interested in a ballerina, Native American or otherwise. It’ll only be the silvers for me. Same with the Morgan, Peace and ASEs. My appetite will be meted for the year (2023).


2021 Washington crossing quarter should have been a 5 oz. also.


OK so the jovita idar design is probably the most unusual, given the way that the legally required phrases “quarter dollar’, “united states of america” and “e pluribus unum” are all incorporated directly into the design, rather than occupying empty spaces around it as is usual. I’m not 100% sure I like it, but it is definitely different, and could perhaps start a trend for future designs.

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I want a roll of them. Maybe two so I can give some away.


There needs to be a W-uncirculated as well.

Jeff Legan

I found a 2018-S Block Island quarter in my change the other day. It was in nice shape. Still have not seen any of the W quarters. I have found about 3 of the one year only Washington quarters so far. I also have found around 3 of the AWQs. Found my first Maya Angelou less than a week ago.

Christopher Williams

I look forward to receiving the fifth set of P,D,S rolls. Fortunately, I enrolled in the P,D,S sets. My initial plan was to only own the first five sets, but after looks at the 2023 coins, I may not cancel my subscription.

Thomas iezza

I’d like to know how I can get 2023 Quarter


nice to honor women but the front looks like we the people thru the president have turned our backs on the very important “In God we Trust”-UNACCEPTABLE! Put it back where it belongs…