United States Mint

Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea, and Helen Keller are the only three women to ever appear on American coins in circulation. But this will soon change. Over the next four years, the U.S. Mint plans to release 20 new quarter designs for the American Women Quarters Program.

The new quarters will celebrate pioneering American women. The first two are astronaut Sally Ride and poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Angelou is best known for her 1969 autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Imagery from this work is featured in the early design of her quarter.

Many of the candidates are still being finalized. Who would you like to see on a quarter?