Wilma Mankiller Quarters Available | CoinNews
Rolls and bags of uncirculated 2022 Wilma Mankiller Quarters will be introduced today at 12:00 p.m. ET and will appear as the third unique coin from the United States Mint’s American Women Quarters™ program.
Uncirculated coins are made for collectors and are made with more care than regular circulation coins. (Circulating Wilma Mankiller quarters began shipping to Federal Reserve locations for distribution into circulation last week.)
All bear the same reverse (tail side) design in honor of Wilma Mankiller, the Cherokee Nation’s first female chief chief. During his tenure as Chief Chief, enrollment tripled and employment doubled the nation. Health and children’s programs have also been expanded. Mankiller was also a respected activist for Native American and women’s rights.
Wilma Mankiller Coin Designs and Specifications
The back of the quarter (tail side) was designed by Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. Sowards created the image to show the wind on Mankiller’s back while wrapped in a traditional shawl. To her left is the seven-pointed star of the Cherokee Nation.
The reverse features UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, QUARTER DOLLAR, WILMA MANKILLER, PRINCIPAL CHIEF, and the name of the Cherokee nation in the Cherokee syllabary.
All coins in the four year series feature the same portrait of George Washington on the obverse (head side). This historical likeness of the first US President was originally created many decades ago by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate for the 1932 quarter to celebrate Washington’s bicentennial.
The inscriptions on the front include LIBERTY, IN GOD WE TRUST and 2022.
|Composition:||8.33% nickel, remainder copper|
|Diameter:||0.955 inch (24.26mm)|
|Mint and Mintmark:||Philadelphia—P
products and prices
Four options are available as part of this new quarter release:
- Wilma Mankiller 100 coin pouch (P) for $40
- Wilma Mankiller 100 coin pouch (D) for $40
- Wilma Mankiller 2-Roll Set (P&D) with 40 coins per roll for $36
- Wilma Mankiller 3 reel set (P, D & S) with 40 coins per reel for $54
Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints produced coins marked P, D, or S.
Rolls and bags of Wilma Mankiller quarters can be ordered directly from the US Mint’s online catalog for American Women’s Quarters.
The US Mint’s American Women Quarters™ program
Congress authorized the American Women Quarters Program under Public Law 116-330. A total of twenty quarters will appear in the series over four years at a rate of five per year. Each will celebrate the achievements and contributions of women to the development and history of the United States.
The 2022 award winners are:
- Maya Angelou – well-known author and poet
- dr Sally Ride – Physicist, astronaut, educator and first American to ascend to space
- Wilma Mankiller – first woman elected Chief Chief of the Cherokee Nation and activist for Native American and women’s rights
- Nina Otero-Warren – a leading figure in the New Mexico suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools
- Anna May Wong – first Chinese-American film star in Hollywood who left a legacy for women in the film industry
Maya Angelou Quarters debuted on February 7th and Dr. Sally Ride Quarters were introduced on March 22nd. Quarters, starring Nina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong, will be released later this year. (See images of all quarters 2022.)
In addition to these rolls and bags, the US Mint has previously issued a proof set and a silver proof set of this year’s quarters. Both sets sold out. Special ornaments that last each quarter are scheduled to release on August 26th.