Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Quarter
The 2024 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Quarter is the 13th coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was a Civil War era surgeon, and women’s rights and dress reform advocate.
The obverse (heads) depicts a portrait of George Washington, originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser to mark George Washington’s 200th birthday. A recommended design for the 1932 quarter, then-Treasury Secretary Mellon ultimately selected the familiar John Flanagan design.
The reverse (tails) 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.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- 25 CENTS
- DR. MARY EDWARDS WALKER
- MEDAL OF HONOR 1865
Mint and Mint Mark
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- Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966)
- Phebe Hemphill, Medallic Artist