The American Women QuartersTM Program Coins for 2025 have been announced by the United States Mint.

Washington— The US Mint will reveal the 2025 American Women Quarters™ Program awardees.  This historic initiative showcasing reverse (tails) coins honoring American women's achievements is in its fourth and final year.  These circulating quarters honoring these ladies will be made at Philadelphia and Denver Mints.

“I am pleased to announce the final five of the 20 remarkable women we have featured in the American Women Quarters Program,” stated Mint Director Ventris C. Gibson.  It's a joy for the Mint to link America via coins and reflect our nation's story by recognizing women in this remarkable program.  Our acknowledged pioneering women are among those in our nation's history who have made major contributions and championed change in their own distinctive way.”

According to Public Law 116-330, the Secretary of the Treasury consults with the Smithsonian American Women's History Museum, the National Women's History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women's Caucus to choose the honorees.

The NAACP was co-founded by pioneering investigative journalist, suffragist, and civil rights campaigner Ida B. Wells.  Wells spoke out against and investigated Black lynching and other social injustices with her forceful voice.  Despite threats, she spoke out against state-sanctioned violence across and abroad.  She was prominent in the women's club and suffrage movements and subsequently worked in Chicago's developing social sector.

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts organization in America on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, to give girls of all backgrounds the chance to develop leadership and advocacy skills to improve their lives and pursue their passions.  She worked tirelessly to expand the Girl Scouts to almost two million adult and girl members worldwide.  Low exemplified many Girl Scout qualities.  Eight years before women could vote in the U.S., she started a program that trained girls for leadership and encouraged civic duty to improve their communities.

Vera Rubin pioneered galactic rotation studies.  Her discoveries confirmed dark matter, which revolutionized our picture of the universe.  Dr. Rubin's 1970s observations showed that most of the universe's mass is invisible.  Rubin struggled to gain attention as a female astronomer in a male-dominated field early in her career and worked to address sexism-related research barriers.  Rubin mentored women astronomers and promoted gender equality in science in addition to her studies.  Rubin promoted women on scientific committees, conference speakers, and professorships.

Stacey Park Milbern, determined disability activist.  Growing up with CMD taught her community and disability rights history.  Governor handed her NC Independent Living Council and Blind Commission seats.  She authored and passed NC's disability education bill.  She established vulnerable population disability justice.  Her speeches and online writings emphasized empowerment, inclusivity, and interdependence.  She assisted handicapped people leave institutions.  Obama appointed her to the 2014 Presidential Intellectual Disabilities Committee.  Milbern stated COVID-19 and climate change hampered lifesaving care.  Her mutual aid network helped disabled people secure shelter-in-place orders.

The American Women Quarters Program is approved by 116-330.  Starting in 2022 and running until 2025, the Mint will issue five quarters.  This program honors people from suffrage, civil rights, abolition, governance, humanities, science, space, and the arts that are ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse.

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