2024 American Women Quarter Silver Proof Set Available Today

The United States Mint will open sales of the 2024 American Women Quarter Silver Proof Set later today. The 5-coin set is priced at $80 and will be available starting at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the Mint’s site. The Mint has indicated there is a production limit of 50,044 sets on the Quarter Silver Proof Set. There is no household purchase limit.

The premium American Women Quarter Silver Proof Set contains all five Quarters to be released this year in 90% silver. It is packaged in a single lens from the Mint and includes a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) from the United States Mint.

2024 American Women Silver Proof Set (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
2024 American Women Silver Proof Set (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

Authorized by Public Law 116-330, this four-year program features coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of trailblazing American women. Beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025, the Mint is issuing five quarters each year. The ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse group of individuals honored through this program reflects a wide range of accomplishments and fields, including suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The 2024 honorees include:

  • Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray – was a poet, writer, activist, lawyer, and Episcopal priest. Murray is regarded as one of the most important social justice advocates of the twentieth century.
  • Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink – As a Member of Congress, she fought for gender and racial equality, affordable childcare, and bilingual education. Mink was the champion of Title IX legislation in Congress, prohibiting sex discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX was posthumously renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.
  • Dr. Mary Edwards Walker – was a Civil War era surgeon, and women’s rights and dress reform advocate. Walker relentlessly pursued her desire to serve as a surgeon during the Civil War and in 1863 she became the first woman U.S. Army surgeon as a “Contract Acting Assistant Surgeon (civilian).” To date, Walker is the only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
  • Celia Cruz – was a Cuban-American singer, cultural icon, and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century. Known as the “Queen of Salsa,” Cruz’s numerous honors and awards include three American and four Latin Grammy awards, the Presidential Medal of Arts, and countless lifetime achievement awards.
  • Zitkala-Ša – also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a writer, composer, educator, and political activist for Native American rights and citizenship in the early 20th century. Zitkala-Ša was staunchly opposed to the annihilation of indigenous culture through assimilation after she was forced to give up her own Native American customs and traditions in exchange for education. Additionally, her advocacy work directly led to the passage of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, which granted American Indians US Citizenship while still maintaining their tribal standing and citizenship.

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