The 2023 coins recognize the achievements of Bessie Coleman, Jovita Idar, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Maria Tallchief.
The U.S. Mint is releasing the new American Women quarters, which feature renowned women whose accomplishments helped shape the United States. The 2023 coins recognize the achievements of Bessie Coleman, Jovita Idar, Edith Kanakaʻole, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Maria Tallchief. The multi-year program will run through 2025.
Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) is offering an elegant American Women label to complement these special coins. This one-of-a-kind label displays the five women who are featured on the 2023 quarters and is being offered by default for no additional charge. The popular NGC Early Releases and First Releases designations and labels are also available.
The reverses of 2023 quarters will honor the following women:
- Bessie Coleman, who is shown suiting up in preparation for flight, with the inscription “6.15.1921,” the date Coleman received her pilot’s license
- Jovita Idar, who is shown with her hands clasped; within her body are inscriptions representing some of her greatest accomplishments and the newspapers for which she wrote
- Edith Kanakaʻole, who is shown with her hair and lei poʻo morphing into the elements of a Hawaiian landscape, symbolizing Kanakaʻole’s life’s work of preserving the natural land and traditional Hawaiian culture
- Eleanor Roosevelt, who is shown with the scales of justice against a backdrop representing the globe, symbolic of her impactful work with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Maria Tallchief, who is shown spotlit in balletic pose, and her Osage name, which translates to “Two Standards,” written in Osage orthography.
The common obverse design of all coins in the American Women Quarters Program is by Laura Gardin Fraser, one of the most prolific female sculptors of the early 20th century, whose works span the art and numismatic worlds. Fraser’s design depicts a portrait of George Washington, which she originally composed and sculpted as a candidate for the Washington Quarters beginning in 1932. Her design was well-received at that time and was nearly selected.
The American Women Quarters Program will release additional Quarters annually honoring women who have made an impact in various fields.
- Submit the coins under the Modern grading tier or higher.
- All coins submitted must be graded.
|Early Releases||+$15||On the U.S. submission form, select Early Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|First Releases||+$15||On the U.S. submission form, select First Releases under Box 7. See cut-off dates here.|
|American Women #2012||Free||By default (Enter American Women #2012 on your submission form. Early Releases and First Releases designations are available with this label for an additional $15 fee, if applicable.)|
|Early Releases #378||Included with fee for Early Releases designation (+$15)||Select Early Releases and enter Early Releases #378 on your submission form. Otherwise, American Women #2012 will be used.|
|First Releases #379||Included with fee for First Releases designation (+$15)||Select First Releases and enter First Releases #379 on your submission form. Otherwise, American Women #2012 will be used.|
|Standard Brown #377||Free||By request. (Enter Standard Brown Label #377 on your submission form.)|
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NGC’s First Day of Issue designation and labels are available for select bulk submissions only. To qualify for First Day of Issue, coins must be purchased within one day of the first day that a mint makes a new coin issue available for sale and must be received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository within one week of the release date. NGC will require that the submitter provide adequate evidence (including purchase receipts) to demonstrate the date when the coins were purchased.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Company