An exhibit on display through December 2022 in the Kansas City Money Museum features five women in a series of quarters issued by the U.S. Mint.
The Mint’s American Women Quarters Program began this year and is a four-year initiative celebrating several women who left their marks on the country’s history through leadership, innovation and cultural change. Through 2025, the Mint will issue up to five new quarter designs each year. The exhibit on display at the Kansas City Fed’s headquarters showcases women in the series’ first set of quarters:
- Maya Angelou, author, performer and activist
- Sally Ride, educator, physicist and first American woman in space
- Wilma Mankiller, first woman elected principal chief of the Cherokee Nation
- Nina Otero-Warren, New Mexico suffrage leader and first woman superintendent of Santa Fe public schools
- Anna May Wong, first Chinese American film star in Hollywood