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United States Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program –

The National Women’s History Museum couldn’t be more excited to share the first five women selected for the United States Mint’s American Women Quarters™ Program:

Maya Angelou, a world-renowned poet and scholar;

Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and an activist for Native American and women’s rights;

Adelina Otero-Warren, a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools;

Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and first acknowledged gay astronaut; and

Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, achieving international success despite racism and discrimination.

These trailblazing women will be featured on circulating and numismatic American Women Quarters Program™ coins beginning in 2022. In accordance with the Public Law, the Secretary of the Treasury selects the women to be honored 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 public was invited to submit recommendations through a web portal hosted by NWHM. FOR MORE

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