Althea Gibson and Ida B. Wells Will Appear on New Quarters in 2025


October 20, 2023

The pioneering Althea Gibson and Ida B. Wells will be featured on new quarters released in 2025.

According to The Hill, the legendary athlete Gibson and journalist and activist Wells are two of the five women to be featured on quarters that will be minted in 2025.

The Treasury Department announced on October 17 the final women who would be celebrated as part of the American Women Quarters Program — which has run for four years.

Along with Wells and Gibson, the 2025 special release of quarters will also include Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low, astronomer Vera Rubin, and disabilities activist Stacey Park Milbern.

“It’s a privilege for the Mint to connect America through coins, and to tell our nation’s story through honoring the women in this amazing program,” Mint Director Ventris Gibson said in a statement. “The pioneering women we have recognized are among the many in our nation’s history who have made significant contributions and championed change in their own unique way.” 

The designs for the quarters will be released in 2024, with the faces of the women honorees being shown on the tail side of the quarters.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen collaborated with the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Congressional Bipartisan Women’s Caucus to choose the women for the special honor. 

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