The American Women Quarters Program began in 2022 and will continue through 2025. It celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women of the United States. The U.S. Mint will issue up to five new designs per year during the program.
The celebrated American women of 2023 will be:
- Bessie Coleman (Off-site) – first African American and first Native American woman pilot
- Edith Kanaka’ole (Off-site) – indigenous Hawaiian composer, custodian of native culture and traditions
- Eleanor Roosevelt (Off-site) – first lady, author and civil liberties advocate
- Jovita Idar (Off-site) – Mexican American journalist, activist, teacher and suffragist
- Maria Tallchief (Off-site) – America’s first prima ballerina
The American Women Quarters feature contributions from a variety of fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space exploration and the arts. The honored women are 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. Visit the American Women Quarters Program (Off-site) page to read more about the women who will be honored throughout 2023 and were honored in 2022.
The Federal Reserve distributes coins to depository institutions to meet transactional demand without regard to their 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).