The United States Mint will begin sales of the third American Women Quarter coin, in the form of bags and rolls, starting next week. The Wilma Mankiller Quarter is set for release on June 14th at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. Although sales officially begin on the 14th, none of the products are expected to be available on release day. The Mint previously reported, and indicates on the product pages for the bags and rolls, that all of the production has been sold through and accounted for by the Enrollment Program for the series.
As has been the case with the Maya Angelou and Sally Ride coins before it, the Wilma Mankiller Quarter will be released in 100-Coin bags or in two or three-roll sets.
- 100-Coin Bag (Philadelphia) – $40.00
- 100-Coin Bag (Denver) – $40.00
- 2-Roll 40-Coin Rolls (P & D) – $36.00
- 3-Roll 40-Coin Rolls (P, D & S) – $54.00
Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation. Mankiller’s administration revitalized the Cherokee Nation through extensive community development, including improvements to health care and education. Mankiller’s leadership on social and financial issues made her tribe a national role model.
Designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Artist Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill, the reverse (tails) design depicts Wilma Mankiller with a resolute gaze to the future. The wind is at her back, and she is wrapped in a traditional shawl. To her left is the seven-pointed star of the Cherokee Nation. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Artist Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by United States Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “WILMA MANKILLER,” “PRINCIPAL CHIEF,” and the name of the Cherokee Nation written in the Cherokee syllabary.