The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink Quarter
The 2024 Patsy Takemoto Mink Quarter is the 12th coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink was the first woman of color to serve in Congress. She fought for gender and racial equality, affordable childcare, and environmental protection.
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 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.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- 25 CENTS
- EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION
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- Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966)