Obverse. Photo © United States Mint
  • 25 Cents 2022, United States of America (USA), American Women Quarters Program, Nina Otero-Warren
  • 25 Cents 2022, United States of America (USA), American Women Quarters Program, Nina Otero-Warren
Description

The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year program that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of the country. Beginning in 2022, and continuing through 2025, the U.S. Mint will issue up to five new reverse designs each year.

The American Women Quarters may feature contributions from a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The women honored will be from ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse backgrounds. The Public Law requires that no living person be featured in the coin designs.

The Nina Otero-Warren Quarter is the fourth coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program.

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of George Washington facing right, originally composed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser. It was the recommended design for the 1932 quarter to mark Washington’s 200th birthday, but then-Treasury Secretary Mellon ultimately selected the left-facing John Flannigan design.

Laura Gardin Fraser was one of the most prolific female sculptors of the early 20th century. She designed the Alabama Centennial Half Dollar in 1921, becoming the first woman to design a U.S. coin. The Mint used her George Washington design on a 1999 gold commemorative half eagle coin marking the 200th anniversary of Washington’s death.

LIBERTY
IN GOD
WE
TRUST
2022
P

Reverse

Depicts an image of Nina Otero-Warren on the left, flanked by three individual Yucca flowers.

Adelina "Nina" Otero-Warren (1881–1965) was a woman's suffragist, educator, and politician in the United States. Otero-Warren created a legacy of civil service through her work in education, politics, and public health. She became one of New Mexico's first female government officials when she served as Santa Fe Superintendent of Instruction from 1917 to 1929. Otero-Warren was the first Latina to run for Congress. In 1922, she ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Republican candidate for New Mexico.

VOTO PARA LA MUJER, the Spanish counterpart for the suffragist slogan “Votes for Women.”

The yucca flower is the state flower of New Mexico in the southwest United States.

Sculptor: Craig Campbell
Designer: Chris Costello

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VOTO
PARA LA
MUJER
NINA
OTERO-
WARREN
CAC
CTC
E PLURIBUS UNUM • QUARTER DOLLAR

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Copper Nickel Clad Copper
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 24.26 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mints
Denver Mint (D)
Philadelphia Mint (P)
San Francisco Mint (S)

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