2024 American Women Quarter Images Unveiled

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The United States Mint has made available images of their 2024 American Women quarter dollars. Authorized by Public Law 116-330, the U.S. Mint’s four-year program featuring distinctive quarters enters its third year in 2024, introducing another collection of five coins that honor trailblazing women who have left their mark on American history.

2024 American Women Quarter Images
The U.S. Mint’s quarter program for 2024 celebrates the achievements of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Patsy Takemoto Mink, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Celia Cruz, and Zitkala-Ša

Quarters released in 2022 recognize Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong. Quarters issued in 2023 celebrate Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar, and Maria Tallchief. For 2024, the series of 25-cent coins has reverses (tails side) honoring:

  • Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray – poet, writer, activist, lawyer, and Episcopal priest
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink – first woman of color to serve in Congress
  • Dr. Mary Edwards Walker – Civil War era surgeon, women’s rights and dress reform advocate
  • Celia Cruz – Cuban-American singer, cultural icon, and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century
  • Zitkala-Ša – writer, composer, educator, and political activist

The final 2024 quarter designs were announced months ago following the several-step selection process. In all, 40 candidates were considered before recommendations were made to the Treasury Secretary by the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC).

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

2024 Quarter Images

Images and U.S. Mint descriptions of the 2024 quarters follow.

Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray

2024 Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray quarter image
2024 Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray quarter image

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."

2024 Patsy Takemoto Mink quarter image
2024 Patsy Takemoto Mink quarter image

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

2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarter image
2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarter image

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

2024 Celia Cruz quarter image
2024 Celia Cruz quarter image

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

2024 Zitkala-Ša quarter image
2024 Zitkala-Ša quarter image

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."

2024 Quarter Release Dates

The following schedule outlines when the coins will be issued into circulation through the Federal Reserve:

  • Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray on Jan. 2
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink on March 25
  • Dr. Mary Edwards Walker on June 3
  • Celia Cruz on Aug. 12
  • Zitkala-Ša on Oct. 21

The following table shows the expected prices and quarter products that the Mint will offer to coin collectors. Please note that this table will be updated when exact release dates become available.

U.S. Mint Numismatic Product Expected Price Release Date
2024 Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray quarters in rolls bags $40 – $60 Feb. 15
2024 Quarters Proof Set $23 Feb. 27
2024 Patsy Takemoto Mink quarters in rolls bags $40 – $60 Spring 2024
2024 Quarters Silver Proof Set $80 Spring 2024
2024 Quarter Ornaments $35 (each) Summer 2024
2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker quarters in rolls bags $40 – $60 Summer 2024
2024 Celia Cruz quarters in rolls bags $40 – $60 Summer 2024
2024 Zitkala-Ša quarters in rolls bags $40 – $60 Fall 2024

U.S. Mint subscriptions for 2024 quarters product are available. Subscribers to Mint products automatically receive them when they are released.

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morgan

Whatever anyone thinks of the design of the Mary Walker quarter, it’s definitely mind boggling that the very crowded composition not only mentions that she won the Medal of Honor, it shows the medal twice; of the nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients, to date she is only woman to receive one. What the design doesn’t mention is that her award was rescinded in 1917, two years before she died. Sixty years after that, in 1977, President Jimmy Carter restored the honor in her name, thanks to efforts made by her family.

Dazed and Coinfused

Indian giving at it’s best

East Coast Guru

They rescinded a lot of MOH winners from the civil war. They passed them out like candy. Reading a bit about Mary Walker. She was quite the odd duck. Not sure if what she did during the civil war rises to the level of MOH today, but whatever.

Frankie Fontaine

Well, nice 5 more coins that will not circulate…..until 2033

Dazed and Coinfused

You have to trade jfk coins for them.

Antonio

The Mint produced enough of them, which we won’t see at our banks.
As the years drag on, we see fewer and fewer of the latest AWQs. It’s why I order mine from the mint. As for half dollars, I only have them from 1965 to 2001, any later dates I either have to buy from the Mint or a dealer. Not seeing any before 1971 or after 2001 at my local bank.

Марк Шевчик

Buy $1000 worth of halves and play! Find post 2001s sometimes. sometimes

Seth Riesling

D&C,

Or trade 2 JFK half dollars for a $1 coin – “A dollar make me hollar!” LOL

NumisdudeTX

Last edited 5 months ago by Seth Riesling
Bryan

I already found two Dr. Murray Denver Mint quarters in daily change. I live in Phoenix. So, they seem to be circulating decently. Just have some patience.

Bryan

Will these only be sent out of Denver and Philadelphia’s mints?