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Wilma Mankiller to be Featured on U.S. Quarter Coin

 

This is one of the renderings featuring Wilma Mankiller submitted for consideration. (Photo/U.S. Mint)

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint has chosen Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, to be honored during the first year of American Women Quarters Program. The program begins in 2022.

"The American Women Quarters Program will feature coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of prominent American women. Contributions may come from a wide spectrum of fields including, but not limited to, suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts." according to a United States Mint press release.

Six years ago, Mankiller was under consideration to replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill.

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