Final 2024 American Women Quarter Designs Announced


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

Final 2024 American Women Quarter Designs
U.S. Mint line art images of the five 2024 American Women Quarter designs

There will be five unique designs every year from 2022 through 2025. Those for 2024 recognize the achievements of Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, the Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Celia Cruz, and Zitkala-Ša.

"I am honored to announce the designs of the 2024 American Women’s Quarters Program," said Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson. "These beautiful designs recognize the achievements of these extraordinary women, and add to the Mint’s rich history of telling our Nation’s story through enduring examples of numismatic art."

As required by law, the Secretary of the Treasury selects the women to be honored after consulting with the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus.

In all, 40 candidate designs for the quarters were considered before recommendations were made to the Treasury Secretary by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

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

Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray

Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray Quarter Design
2024 Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray Quarter Design

Designer: Designed by Emily Damstra, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Joseph Menna, United States Mint Chief Engraver

Depicts Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray’s eyeglass-framed face within the shape of the word "HOPE," which is symbolic of Murray’s belief that significant societal reforms were possible when rooted in hope. A line from her poem "Dark Testament" that characterizes hope as "A SONG IN A WEARY THROAT" is featured as an additional inscription in the design. The included inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "25₵," "THE REVEREND DR. PAULI MURRAY," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink

The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink Quarter Design
2024 The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink Quarter Design

Designer: Beth Zaiken, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: John P. McGraw, United States Mint Medallic Artist

Depicts the Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink holding her landmark "TITLE IX" legislation. In the background, a view of the U.S. Capitol Building prominently features the south wing, home to the U.S. House of Representatives, where Mink served in Congress. The lei she wears represents her home state of Hawaii. The included inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25 CENTS," and "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION."

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Quarter Design
2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Quarter Design

Designer & Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, United States Mint Medallic Artist

Depicts Dr. Mary Edwards Walker holding her pocket surgical kit, with the Medal of Honor on her uniform, and surgeon’s pin at her collar. After receiving the award, she continued to wear the Medal of Honor for the rest of her life. The left side of the design showcases the details of the Medal of Honor. The inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25 CENTS," "DR. MARY EDWARDS WALKER," and "MEDAL OF HONOR 1865."

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz Quarter Design
2021 Celia Cruz Quarter Design

Designer & Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill, United States Mint Medallic Artist

Depicts Celia Cruz flashing her dazzling smile while performing in a rumba style dress. Her signature catchphrase "¡AZÚCAR!" is inscribed on the right. Additional inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25₵," and "CELIA CRUZ."


Zitkala-Ša Quarter Design
2024 Zitkala-Ša Quarter Design

Designer: Don Everhart, Artistic Infusion Program
Sculptor: Renata Gordon, United States Mint Medallic Artist

Depicts Zitkala-Ša in traditional Yankton Sioux dress. She is holding a book, which represents her work as an author as well as her successful activism for Native American rights. Behind her, a stylized sun represents her work on The Sun Dance Opera, while a cardinal symbolizes her name, which translates to "Red Bird." A Yankton Sioux-inspired diamond pattern sits underneath the sun. The included inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "AUTHOR," "ACTIVIST," "COMPOSER," "25 CENTS," and "ZITKALA-ŠA."

Common Obverse Design

All coins of the series share the same obverse (heads side) portrait of George Washington. The likeness of the first President of the United States 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 an uncirculated 2022 quarter. Aside from the date, 2024 quarter obverses are the same.

Obverse inscriptions will read "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST" and "2024."

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

Quarters for 2023 honor Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar, and Maria Tallchief.

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Seth Riesling

As a black, lesbian, polyglot, it is great that the USA Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Mint is recognizing this amazing member of our Queer Nation – The Reverend Doctor Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray. Thank you Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury for personally selecting her as an honoree on our circulating coins!
She met her white female “partner” at the law firm they worked at in the late 50s & early 60s and were a force to be reckoned with for equality among races & genders in all ways for sure.



Of course, we will never see these coins in circulation. I’ve only been able to see the first coin in the series for 2023. No other coins and neither have the tellers at my local bank. I’ll continue to buy the silver proof versions, so at least I’ll have some of these coins.


at this time, 16 sets of the 3 roll set quarters are now available under subscription. while I am really only interested in the S quarter, the subscription does give the other mints as well. why the regular quarters are so hard to find is beyond me. they made 144,000,000 in June alone just at the Denver mint according to the data out there.
I’ve received a few of the first 2 quarters of 2023 already


for the record, just last week I actually got an eleanor roosevelt quarter from a local store – so clearly some are making it out to retailers. i guess i should pop it into one of the quarter collector coin boards the mint is giving away which I picked up a while back.


I’ve been seeing quite a few of the AWQ in circulation, up here in God’s country ‍♂️


I must say that at least here in South Florida, I have had no problem getting any of the Philadelphia mint AWQ shortly after they are released. My challenge is getting the D mint AWQ. Perhaps because we have a federal reserve branch nearby, they are more readily available to us.