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U.S. Coins to honor America250 & Women in History

Washington, DC – Earlier this month, the President signed into law the “Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020” (P.L. 116-330), allowing for the issuance of U.S. coins recognizing prominent American women, the U.S. Semiquincentennial observance, and youth sports and the U.S. Paralympics.

The bill allows for the issuance of five different quarter designs celebrating the 250th anniversary of America’s birth, including a design dedicated to the contributions made by women to our nation’s history. The legislation was championed by a bipartisan group of government officials, including U.S. Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (CA) and Deb Fischer (NE), along with the 43rd and 44th Treasurers of the U.S., Rosie Rios and Jovita Carranza.

Following is a statement from Daniel M. DiLella, Chairman of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, regarding the bill.

“The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission strives to celebrate the entirety of our nation’s history and bring deeper understanding to the unique stories, common bonds and shared humanity that unites us. The passing of the Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act is a momentous step forward to commemorate the contributions of several American trailblazers who left an indelible mark on our democracy.

“Celebrating America’s 250th anniversary would not be complete without recognizing the many contributions of American women that are too often overlooked in our nation’s history. We are proud to honor their vital – and expansive – role in American history with representation on our currency.

“With the circulation of each coin, we hope to further inspire the American spirit among all Americans leading up to 2026 and beyond.”

About the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission

The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission was established by Congress as the official body tasked with planning and orchestrating the 250th anniversary of the United States of America.  The Commission’s commemorative period runs from 2020 to 2027.  The Commission aims to inspire all Americans and each American to participate in the largest and most inclusive commemoration in our nation’s history.  For more information visit www.america250.org and visit us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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