Act Now: 2026 U.S. Semiquincentennial Coin Survey Closes on Oct. 10


In 2026, America will celebrate the Semiquincentennial, marking 250 years since the nation’s founding. To commemorate this anniversary, the United States Mint is preparing to redesign its circulating coins for the year 2026. This redesign, a one-time event, aims to capture the essence of America’s storied past.

A screenshot showing the U.S. Mint's webpage for their Semiquincentennial Coin Survey
A screenshot showing the U.S. Mint’s webpage for their Semiquincentennial Coin Survey

This is a unique opportunity for everyone to contribute to the coin design process. The U.S. Mint is currently considering a range of themes for these coins, and your input is crucial. Your preferences will help shape the themes that will adorn the coins in 2026, making your voice a part of American numismatic history.

Time, however, is running out. The survey will be available through Oct. 10, 2023. To play a role in this important decision-making process, visit this link and complete the survey.

The design selection process adheres to Public Law 116-330, the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act, and includes consultations with key organizations such as the United States Semiquincentennial Commission.

The Act permits the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue these special coins for one year, starting on Jan. 1, 2026. This includes redesigning both the obverse and reverse sides of each circulating coin, including up to five different quarters emblematic of the Semiquincentennial, with a specific requirement for at least one of them to represent "a woman’s or women’s contribution to the birth of the Nation or the Declaration of Independence or any other monumental moments in American History."

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I did mine (for what it was worth) though I have grown tired of this Circulating Commemorative Era of our coinage. I never thought I’d miss the staid past so much! But all this feels for naught if the Mint can’t make coins with actual purchasing power: they’re just sinking further and further into irrelevance!


I completed as well. I suggested that they stick to Revolutionary War themes. The reverse of Washington Quarters showing major engagements; Bunker (Breed’s) Hill, Monmouth, Yorktown, Camden, Cowpens, Kings Mountain (they did Crossing the Delaware and Saratoga previously). Another suggestion was a reverse focused on Washington’s Generals; Greene, Knox, LaFayette, de Grasse, Rochambeau, Von Steuben, etc. (actually too many to list). Just my two cents for the twenty-five cents.