Obverse. Photo © United States Mint
  • 25 Cents 2023, United States of America (USA), American Women Quarters Program, Jovita Idar
  • 25 Cents 2023, United States of America (USA), American Women Quarters Program, Jovita Idar
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 Jovita Idar Quarter is the ninth coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program.

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of George Washington facing right, "Liberty" above, "In God We Trust" on the left and date with mint mark below on the right.

The portrait was 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.

George Washington (1732–1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country".

LIBERTY
IN GOD
WE
TRUST
2023
P
LGF

Reverse

Depicts a portrait 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.

Jovita Idar (1885–1946) was a Mexican-American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist. She devoted her life to fighting against separatist ideologies and sought to create a better future for Mexican-Americans.

Her ideas and practices were ahead of her time. She made it her mission to pursue civil rights for Mexican-Americans and believed education was the foundation for a better future. Idar wrote many news articles in various publications speaking out about racism and supporting the revolution in Mexico.

In 1911, she joined the First Mexicanist Congress in Laredo and organized Mexican-American activists. She and other women formed La Liga Femenil Mexicanista, or the League of Mexican Women, a political and charitable organization that sought to empower Mexican-American women. Idar was chosen as its first president.

Designer: John P. McGraw (JPM)

MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS
TEACHER
JOVITA IDAR
NURSE
EVOLUCIÓN
ASTREA
EL HERALDO CRISTIANO
LA CRUZ BLANCA
JOURNALIST
LA CRÓNICA
EL PROGRESO
LA LIGA FEMENIL MEXICANISTA
QUARTER DOLLAR
E PLURIBUS UNUM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
JP
M

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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