Here Are The Women Being Honored On Quarters This Year

The U.S. Mint has announced five new women who will be circulated on quarters in 2024.

The American Women Quarters Program, a four-year program by the agency, celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women in the United States.

The program, which began in 2022 and continues through 2025, issues up to five new designs each year. The obverse of each coin maintains a likeness of George Washington but is different from the design used during the previous quarter program.

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.

The American Women Quarters feature contributions from a variety of fields including civil rights, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The women honored are also from ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds.

Previously, notable women including Maya Angelou, Eleanor Roosevelt and Bessie Coleman were featured.

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