After its meeting yesterday via teleconference, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) has released the candidate design images for the 2024 Harriet Tubman commemorative coins. The 2024 Harriet Tubman commemoratives will consist of a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver dollar, and a copper-nickel “clad” half dollar. President Biden signed the law authorizing the commemoratives in August 2022. The bill calls for 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 Half Dollar clad commemorative coins to be produced to honor the bicentennial of Tubman. The bill also calls for the coin’s design to “be emblematic of the legacy of Harriet Tubman as an abolitionist. At least one obverse design shall bear the image of Harriet Tubman”. The commemorative timing coincides with Tubman’s bicentennial birth, which was in 2022. The Act is now known as Public Law 117-163 and you can read the full text of the law here.
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.
Final designs of the 2024 Harriet Tubman commemorative will be announced later this year.