When you go shopping, look carefully at the coins in your change. You could be fortunate to have received quarters featuring distinguished American women.
The U.S. Mint announced in January that beginning this year and continuing through 2025, per The American Women Quarters Program, they will issue commemorative quarters celebrating distinguished American women.
“These inspiring coin designs tell the stories of five extraordinary women whose contributions are indelibly etched in American culture,” said United States Mint Acting Director Alison L. Doone.
Presented on the 2022 quarters are: Maya Angelou (writer), Dr. Sally Ride (first American woman in space), Wilma Mankiller (first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation), Nina Otero-Warren (first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools) and Anna May Wong (first Chinese American film star in Hollywood).
The obverse of each coin will maintain a likeness of George Washington, facing right.
Look for these quarters in your change or shop online. A limited quantity will be produced. For more information, go to usmint.gov.