The American Women Quarters Program, the latest commemorative quarter program, will celebrate the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of our country. Beginning this year and continuing through 2025, the U.S. Mint will issue up to five new designs each year.
The distinguished American women celebrated on the 2022 quarters will be:
- Maya Angelou (Off-site), celebrated writer, performer and social activist
- Dr. Sally Ride (Off-site), physicist, astronaut, educator and first American woman in space
- Wilma Mankiller (Off-site), first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Nina Otero-Warren (Off-site), a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools
- Anna May Wong (Off-site), first Chinese American film star in Hollywood
The American Women Quarters will feature contributions from a variety of fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space and the arts. The women honored will be from ethnically, racially and geographically diverse backgrounds. The secretary of the Treasury selects the honorees following consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. You can reference the American Women Quarters Program (Off-site) page to read more about the women who will be honored throughout 2022.
The Federal Reserve distributes coins to depository institutions to meet transactional demand without regard to specific design. The Federal Reserve Banks will not accommodate special orders for the American Women Quarters Program. An order placed on or after the release of a specific design does not guarantee that any quantity of that design will be used to fill the order. Consumers interested in purchasing specific coins should contact their depository institutions or visit the U.S. Mint website (Off-site).