2024 American Women Quarter Images Unveiled

The US Mint has released photos of the American Women quarter dollar from 2024. The U.S. Mint's four-year program showcasing different quarters, authorized by Public Law 116-330, returns in 2024 with a new set of five coins honoring pioneering women in American history.

Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong are honored in 2022 quarters. In 2023, quarters honor Bessie Coleman, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jovita Idar, and Maria Tallchief. The 25-cent coins in the 2024 series honor:

Following the several-step selection procedure, the final 2024 quarter designs were released months ago. After reviewing 40 contenders, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) presented Treasury Secretary recommendations.

Shows Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray's eyeglass-framed visage in the shape of "HOPE," symbolizing his belief that hope might change society. Another inscription in the design from her poem "Dark Testament": "Hope is "A SONG IN A WEARY THROAT". The inscriptions read "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "25₵," "THE REVEREND DR. PAULI MURRAY," and "E PLURIBUS UNUM."

The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink is shown carrying her groundbreaking "TITLE IX" law. Mink served in Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives, whose south wing is visible in the background. Her lei signifies Hawaii, her native state. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25 CENTS," and "EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION."

With the Medal of Honor on her uniform and the surgeon's pin at her collar, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker is shown with her pocket surgical kit. Once awarded, she wore the Medal of Honor for life. The design has Medal of Honor details on the left. The words are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25 CENTS," "DR. MARY EDWARDS WALKER," a "MEDAL OF HONOR 1865."

Celia Cruz performs in a rumba attire with a brilliant smile. On the right is engraved her signature catchphrase "AZCAR!" Other inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "25₵," and "CELIA CRUZ."

Shows Zitkala-Ša in Yankton Sioux dress. She clutches a book to represent her writing and Native American rights advocacy. She is behind a stylized sun from The Sun Dance Opera and a cardinal from her name, which means "Red Bird." Below the sun is a Yankton Sioux-inspired diamond motif. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "AUTHOR," "ACTIVIST," "COMPOSER," "25 CENTS," and "ZITKALA-ŠA."

The reverse (heads side) depiction of George Washington appears on all coins in the series. Laura Gardin Fraser produced the portrait of Washington on his 200th birthday in 1932.

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