• 1 Dollar 2020, United States of America (USA), 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
  • 1 Dollar 2020, United States of America (USA), 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Description

The United States Mint’s 2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution. It prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Initially introduced to Congress in 1878, several attempts to pass a women's suffrage amendment failed until passing the House of Representatives on May 21, 1919, followed by the Senate on June 4, 1919. It was then submitted to the states for ratification. On August 18, 1920, Tennessee was the last of the necessary 36 states to secure ratification. The Nineteenth Amendment was officially adopted on August 26, 1920: the culmination of a decades-long movement for women's suffrage at both state and national levels.

It is fitting that the coin designs featured in the program were expertly crafted and engraved by women artists: AIP artist Christina Hess and sculpted by U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

Obverse

Depicts overlapping profiles of three distinct women. Each woman is wearing a different type of hat to symbolize the many decades the suffrage movement spanned. The figure in the foreground is wearing a cloche hat with an art deco pattern and a button with the year of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. The inscriptions “LIBERTY,” “$1,” and “E PLURIBUS UNUM” encircle the design.

$1
P
LIBERTY
VOTES FO
1920
CLH PH
E PLURIBUS UNUM

Reverse

Depicts “2020” being dropped into a ballot box, styled with art deco elements to indicate the artistic style of the era. “VOTES FOR WOMEN” is inscribed inside a circle on the front of the box. The inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “IN GOD WE TRUST” are on the ballot box.

2020
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VOTES
FOR
WOMEN
CLH PH
IN GOD WE TRUST

Edge

1 Dollar

100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

KM#
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.999
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Philadelphia Mint (P)

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