We are pleased to offer for sale this 2022-S Anna May Wong American Women Quarter in GEM PROOF condition from the US Mint. This Quarter comes from the San Francisco (S) Mint.
Information on Anna May Wong :
Anna May Wong is featured on the fifth coin released in this program.
Wong was born January 3, 1905, in Los Angeles. Her birth name was Wong Liu Tsong, and her family gave her the English name Anna May. She was cast in her first role as an extra in the film "The Red Lantern" (1919) at 14 and continued to land small roles as extras until her first leading role in "The Toll of the Sea" (1922).
Her career spanned motion pictures, television, and theater. She appeared in more than 60 movies, including silent films and one of the first movies made in Technicolor. Wong also became the first Asian American lead actor in a U.S. television show for her role in "The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong" (1951).
After facing constant discrimination in Hollywood, Wong traveled to Europe and worked in English, German, and French films. She also appeared in productions on the London and New York stages.
Wong was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. She died on February 3, 1961. She is remembered as an international film star, fashion icon, television trailblazer, and a champion for greater representation of Asian Americans in film. She continues to inspire actors and filmmakers today.
The reverse features a close-up image of Anna May Wong with her head resting on her hand, surrounded by the bright lights of a marquee sign. .
About the American Women Quarter Series
The American Women quarters program is a series of quarters from the U.S. Mint.
Beginning in 2022, and continuing through 2025, the Mint will issue five new quarters each year featuring reverse designs
honoring prominent American women. There are to be 20 total designs.
Each coin in this series features a common obverse (heads)
design depicting a portrait of George Washington. This design was
originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate
entry for the 1932 quarter, which honored the bicentennial of George
Washingtonâs birth. The inscriptions are "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST,"
The American Women Quarters reverse (tails) designs honor a
diverse group of notable American women who made significant
contributions in a variety of fields, including suffrage, civil rights,
abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The
women honored are from ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse
The 2022 designs honor the following women:
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
An American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
Sally Ride (1951 - 2012)
An American astronaut and physicist.
Wilma Mankiller (1945 - 2010)
A Native American (Cherokee Nation) activist, social worker, community developer and the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.