American Women Quarters™ Program

In late 2020, Congress passed legislation (P.L. 116-330, signed into law on January 13, 2021) directing the U.S. Mint to consult with the National Women's History Museum, as well as the Smithsonian Institution American Women’s History Initiative and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, to identify prominent American women to honor on a series of quarter dollars over the next four years.

These trailblazing women will be featured on circulating and numismatic American Women Quarters™ Program coins beginning in January 2022.  The public was invited to submit recommendations through a web portal hosted by the National Women's History Museum; more than 11,000 recommendations were submitted for consideration. Click here to learn more about this inspiring and important program, and download our classroom-ready posters here.

The 2024 Quarters | Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray | | Poet, writer, activist, lawyer, and Episcopal priest | The Honorable Patsy Takemoto Mink | | First woman of color to serve in Congress | Dr. Mary Edwards Walker | | First female U.S. Army surgeon and only woman to receive the Medal of Honor | Celia Cruz | | Cuban-American singer, cultural icon, and one of the most popular Latin artists of the 20th century | Zitkala-Ša | | Writer, composer, educator, and political activist

The 2023 Quarters

The 2022 Quarters

/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Angelou_Maya_NPG_SI_B2000196C%20square.jpg | Maya Angelou | | Poet, dancer, singer, activist, and scholar, Maya Angelou is a world-famous author.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-08/Wilma_Mankiller_0.jpg | Wilma Mankiller | | Wilma Mankiller is honored and recognized as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2021-03/Adelina_Otero-Warren.jpg | Adelina Otero-Warren | | Adelina Otero-Warren, the first Hispanic woman to run for U.S. Congress and the first female superintendent of public schools in Santa Fe, was a leader in New Mexico’s woman’s suffrage movement.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-08/220px-Sally_Ride_in_1984.jpg | Dr. Sally Ride | | First American woman in space.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2021-04/Anna-May-Wong-Square.png | Anna May Wong | | Appearing in over 60 movies throughout her career, Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood.

Watch NWHM in Conversation: Celebrating the Maya Angelou Quarter and the American Women Quarters™️ Program