Summary: This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue quarter-dollar coins in commemoration of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote. The design on the reverse of each coin shall be emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of a prominent woman who was a resident of a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. Such coins shall be issued in alphabetical order of the area represented, starting with the state of Alabama.
- initiate a program to promote collection of the coins and recognition of their subjects, and
- strike and make available for sale silver bullion coins that are the exact duplicates of the coins.
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/11/19.
STATUS: Introduced 3/27/19 by Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] .
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- U.S. Bill Proposes Women’s History Quarter Program. (Source: Coin Week)
- “Since our nation’s founding, women have played an instrumental role in shaping this country – yet these sacrifices and accomplishments have often gone unrecognized by history,” said Congresswoman Lee. “This bill, introduced during Women’s History Month, is designed to correct this historic wrong.” (Source: Rep. Lee, Press Release, 3/27/19)