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The Woman Behind the Long-Awaited Obverse Quarter Design

November 10, 2021 - By Jill Westeyn November 8, 2021 Contributions of American women have often been overlooked, but that is about to change. Literally. Beginning in 2022, the American Women Quarters™ Program will feature reverse designs honoring trailblazing American women. One woman’s design,...

Anna May Wong Quarter

January 7, 2022 - The Anna May Wong Quarter is the fifth coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood. She left a legacy for women in the film industry. Wong appeared in...

Nina Otero-Warren Quarter

January 7, 2022 - The Nina Otero-Warren Quarter is the fourth coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Nina Otero-Warren was a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools. Otero-Warren emphasized the necessity of using the...

Wilma Mankiller Quarter

January 7, 2022 - The Wilma Mankiller Quarter is the third coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and an activist for Native American and women’s rights. She was born in...

Dr. Sally Ride Quarter

January 7, 2022 - The Dr. Sally Ride Quarter is the second coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Dr. Sally Ride was a physicist, astronaut, educator, and the first American woman to soar into space. When she blasted off aboard Space Shuttle Challenger...

Maya Angelou Quarter

January 7, 2022 - The Maya Angelou Quarter is the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program. Maya Angelou was a celebrated writer, performer, and social activist. She rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography “I...

Coin Production

July 2, 2021 - The U.S. Mint makes the nation’s circulating coins, as well as bullion and numismatic (collector) coins. The Mint’s four production facilities in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point use a variety of machines and processes. Explore the steps of...