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The American Women 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.
Jovita Idar was a Mexican-American journalist, activist, teacher, community organizer, champion of quality education for Mexican-American children, and suffragist.
The ornament’s colors and design elements were inspired by her Mexican heritage. The stack of books and shirt represent the school supplies, clothing, and food she provided to school children, while her white cross arm band (La Cruz Blanca) honors her volunteer work as a nurse during the Mexican Revolution. The newspapers and typewriter pay homage to her life as a journalist and writer.
The reverse (tails) of the coin features a depiction of Jovita Idar with her hands clasped. Within her body are inscriptions representing some of her greatest accomplishments and the newspapers for which she wrote.
Framed by the ornament is a 2023 quarter with the reverse (tails) with text including the inscriptions “MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS,” “TEACHER,” “JOVITA IDAR,” “NURSE,” “EVOLUCIÓN,” “ASTREA,” “EL HERALDO CRISTIANO,” “LA CRUZ BLANCA,” “JOURNALIST,” “LA CRÓNICA,” “EL PROGRESO,” and “LA LIGA FEMENIL MEXICANISTA,” as well as “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” and “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
This one-of-a kind ornament is beautifully protected by matching packaging. It includes a certificate of authenticity, an explanation of the ornament’s design elements, and a brief description of the honoree. The dimensions of the ornaments are 2.7 x 3.2”, and the box is 4 5/8” square.
Honor the courage and accomplishments of women who have created positive change by starting or adding to your collection of the new American Women Quarters Today!