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United States Mint Requests Recommendations of Prominent American Women for New Quarter Reverse

CoinWeek Recommendations: Top: Louisa May Alcott, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Kalpana Chawla, and Jovita Idár. Bottom: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Chien-Shiung Wu, Patsy Mink, Clara Barton, Ellen Ocha, and Sylvia Rae Rivera.

The Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 directs the Secretary of the Treasury to redesign and issue quarter-dollar coins that feature designs on the reverse emblematic of the accomplishments of a prominent American woman. As part of the program, each year, over a four-year period (2022-2025), the United States Mint will issue quarter-dollar coins bearing up to five different reverse designs, each emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of one prominent woman of the United States. The contributions may come from a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts.

The Secretary will select the women to be honored after soliciting recommendations from the general public, and in consultation with the Smithsonian Institution’s American Women’s History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus. As the Act requires that the designs may not feature any living person, all of the women honored must be deceased.

In accordance with the selection process developed by the Secretary, the public is now invited to submit recommended candidate honorees via the web portal established by the National Women’s History Museum.

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About the United States Mint

usmintThe US Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. It is the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.

The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. The Mint’s numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

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Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, the primary mission of the Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation. As a self-funded agency, the United States Mint turns revenues beyond its operating expenses over to the General Fund of the Treasury. Other responsibilities include: Maintaining physical custody and protection of the Nation's $100 billion of U.S. gold and silver assets; Manufacturing and selling platinum, gold, and silver bullion coins; and Overseeing production facilities in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point, as well as the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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