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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.
Bessie Coleman was a pilot, advocate, and pioneer who flew to great heights as the First African American and first Native American woman pilot, and the first African American to earn an international pilot’s license.
The ornament’s design elements show Coleman’s bird’s-eye view of the horizon, indicating the sky being the only limit to her dreams; two Curtiss JN-4 (“Jenny”) planes she flew; and her nicknames “Queen Bess” and “Brave Bessie.” She was often photographed wearing her helmet, goggles, and flight wings, also represented on the ornament.
Framed by the ornament is a 2023 quarter with the reverse design depicting Coleman as she prepares for flight, her expression reflective of her determination to take to the skies, the only place she experienced a freedom she did not have on the ground. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “QUARTER DOLLAR,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “BESSIE COLEMAN,” and “6.15.1921,” the date Coleman received her pilot’s license.
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!