The US Mint unveils its designs for the quarters that will debut in 2022 Featuring Trailblazing American Women On the back side of the coins.
Five new designs will be released every year between 2022 and 2025. The next year’s coins included poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou; Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in space; Wilma Mankiller, the first major female head of state of the Cherokee Nation; Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, a leader in the New Mexico suffrage movement; and Anna May Wong, the first Hollywood movie star of Chinese American descent.
United States Mint Acting Director Alison L. “These inspiring coin designs tell the stories of five extraordinary women whose contributions are indelibly imprinted on American culture,” Dunn said. said in a statement. “Generations to come will look at coins bearing these designs and be reminded of what can be achieved with vision, determination and a desire to improve opportunities for all.”
The designs will be on the tails of the coins; George Washington will still be depicted on the side of the head. They were created by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program designers and fabricated by United States Mint Medallion artists. Washington’s analogy will be different from other quarters. His side of the 2022 quarter was created by early 20th-century sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser, whose design of the Portrait of Washington was initially believed to commemorate her 200th birthday for a 1932 coin.
Each design is inspired by the lives and work of the celebrated women. Ride’s coin depicts him next to a window on the spacecraft. The US Mint said it was inspired by his quote, “But when I wasn’t working, I was usually looking at the earth at a window.”
Mankiller, an activist for native women’s rights, is shown wrapped in a traditional shawl with a Cherokee Nation seven-point star. “Cherokee Nation” is written in Cherokee syllables.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Mankiller’s husband Charlie Soap said Mankiller’s legacy and influence made him a suitable choice for the coin program.
“We thank the US Mint for recognizing Wilma and the other recipients of such an honor,” Soap reported. Indian country today When it was announced that it would be released earlier this year. “Wilma was a humble, spiritual, great leader who led not only to the Cherokee people but to all women and races. The real value of this coin is the inspiration it brings to Indian people and women everywhere.”
The administration of former President Barack Obama has since been trying to get Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist who freed nearly 70 enslaved people, through the Underground Railroad on a $20 bill to replace Andrew Jackson. It was delayed by former President Donald Trump, who called the move “pure political correctness”.
When President Joe Biden took office earlier this year, his administration vowed to expedite the process, but Washington Post Reportedly Tubman may not be on the bill before the end of his term, or even before the end of a hypothetical second term.
The American Women’s Quarters program was developed and approved by Congress this year to celebrate the contributions of notable deceased women to America, as living people are not allowed to be depicted on coins. According to the US Mint, “respected women will be from ethnically, racially and geographically diverse backgrounds.”
Here are five designs:
Contribution: Gabriella Miranda