The United States Mint has announced that it has begun shipping of the second American Women Quarter honoring Dr. Sally Ride. The circulation ready Quarters are shipping to the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, where banks can purchase the rolls for distribution and circulation. Depending on where you are located in the United States, you could see these quarters in circulation as early as the beginning of month.
The Sally Ride quarter is the second of five in the American Women Quarter series that will be released this year. Honoring Maya Angelou, Dr. Sally Ride, Wilma Mankiller, Nina Otero-Warren, and Anna May Wong, the Quarters for 2022 will have a Reverse design honoring each of these influential women in American History as well as have the Laura Gardin Fraser design featuring a right facing George Washington. You can see all the designs of these new quarters here.
Keep in mind that the Mint’s announcement is regarding the circulation grade coins for the new quarter. Numismatic products for the new coin went on sale last week in the form of bags and rolls. These products sold out almost immediately due to interest in this new quarter series. Note that you cannot order the rolls destined for your local bank directly from the Mint. You should, however, be able to get them from your bank in the next few weeks.
As to where in the country you can expect this coin to show up first in your pocket change, the usual places are Denver and Philadelphia where the Mint locations that produce the coins are located, as well as locations where Federal Reserve banks are located such as New York, Boston, Dallas, and San Francisco.