The United States Mint will begin sales of the second American Women Quarter Program release of 2023 later today. The new quarter, honoring Edith Kanaka’ole, will be available in bags and rolls starting at the traditional time of Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific. For those who are part of the subscription program, check your account at the Mint’s site, as your order has likely already been fulfilled or is being processed for fulfillment.
Edith Kanakaʻole was an indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, kumu hula, custodian of native culture, traditions, and the natural land.
As has been the case with previous American Women Quarter Program releases, this release will be available in four different products:
- 100-Coin Bag (Philadelphia) – $45.00
- 100-Coin Bag (Denver) – $45.00
- 40-Coin Roll (Philadelphia & Denver) – $40.00
- 40-Coin Roll (Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco) – $60.00
Note that the San Francisco roll in the 3-roll set are circulation coins and not proof quality.
The Edith Kanakaʻole quarter is the second of five different American Women Quarter Program releases scheduled for this year.
- Bessie Coleman – pilot, advocate, and pioneer who flew to great heights as the first African American and first Native American woman pilot, as well as the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
- Jovita Idár – Mexican American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist. She devoted her life to fighting against separatist ideologies and sought to create a better future for Mexican Americans.
- Edith Kanakaʻole – indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, teacher, and entertainer. Her moʻolelo, or stories, served to rescue aspects of Hawaiian history, customs, and traditions that were disappearing due to the cultural bigotry of the time.
- Eleanor Roosevelt – first lady, author, reformer, and leader. As chairperson of the Human Rights Commission where she oversaw the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and as the first chair of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, she advocated diligently for the civil liberties and needs of the poor, minorities, and the disadvantaged.
- Maria Tallchief – America’s first prima ballerina, she broke barriers as a Native American ballerina who exhibited strength and resilience both on and off the stage.