United States Mint Requests Recommendations of Prominent American Women for New Quarter Reverse

The following is a Press Release from the United States Mint asking for recommendations of prominent American women for the new Quarter Reverse set for release starting in 2022. Enacted through the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, the legislation calls for the reverse of the Washington Quarter to feature five prominent American women each year starting in 2022 through to 2025. You can read the legislation here. It was signed into law in January 2021.

To that end, the Mint is now requesting that the public use a web portal established on the National Women’s History Museum site to submit the names of women who they would like to see on these coins. The portal asks submitters for the women’s name and other details so they can help identify that women and put them into consideration for these coins.

The Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign and issue quarter-dollar coins that feature designs on the reverse emblematic of the accomplishments of a prominent American woman. As part of the program, each year, over a four-year period (2022-2025), the United States Mint will issue quarter-dollar coins bearing up to five different reverse designs, each emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of one prominent woman of the United States. The contributions may come from a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts.

The Secretary will select the women to be honored after soliciting recommendations from the general public, and in consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. As the Act requires that the designs may not feature any living person, all of the women honored must be deceased.

In accordance with the selection process developed by the Secretary, the public is now invited to submit recommended candidate honorees via the web portal established by the National Women’s History Museum.

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