The United States Mint American Women Quarters™ Program is a four-year series celebrating the accomplishments and contributions made by prominent women of the United States. From 2022 through 2025, the Mint is issuing five new quarters each year featuring reverse designs honoring each prominent American woman.
The new quarters honor a diverse group of notable American women who made significant contributions in a variety of fields, including suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The women honored are from ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds.
Nina Otero-Warren is featured on the fourth coin released in this program.
She was a trailblazing advocate who exhibited courage and an exceptional ability to advocate for women, children, and Native American communities. The term “advocate” aptly describes Otero-Warren’s character. Her greatest strengths were her ability to convince predominantly male power brokers to support changes in favor of New Mexican women; advocate for passage of the 19th Amendment; and advocate for children by challenging the Native American boarding school standards.
The reverse (tails) design of the quarter features an image of Nina Otero-Warren on the left, flanked by three individual Yucca flowers— New Mexico’s State flower. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “NINA OTERO-WARREN,” and “VOTO PARA LA MUJER,” the Spanish counterpart for the suffragist slogan “Votes for Women.”
The common obverse (heads) of the quarter depicts a portrait of George Washington. This design was originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser as a candidate entry for the 1932 quarter, which honored the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2022.”
Honor the courageous steps and accomplishments of women who have created positive change. We invite you to start your collection of the new American Women Quarters!