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.
Nina Otero-Warren (1881 - 1965)
A woman's suffragist, educator, and politician.
Anna May Wong (1905 - 1961)
The first Chinese American Hollywood movie star.