From the Louisa May Alcott Society, posted by Aryssa Damron:
I just nominated Louisa May Alcott as part of an initiative between the U.S. Mint and the National Women’s History Museum to put prominent American Women on circulating coins!
It was announced today that Maya Angelou and Sally Ride will be some of the first women on the coins in this collection, and nominations are open on this lovely Google form! I nominated Alcott for her work, Little Women, obviously, and noted the lasting impact it has had on generations upon generations of American readers and writers.
I hope you’ll join me in nominating Alcott as well:
The Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020, Public Law No 116-330 (01/13/2021) (“Act”), directs the Secretary of the Treasury (“Secretary”) to redesign and issue quarter-dollar coins that feature designs on the reverse emblematic of the accomplishments of a prominent American woman (“Program”). As part of the Program, each year, over a four-year period (2022-2025), the United States Mint (“Mint”) will issue quarter-dollar coins bearing five different reverse designs, each emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of one prominent woman of the United States. The contributions may come from a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts.
The Secretary will select the women to be honored after soliciting recommendations from the general public, and in consultation with the Smithsonian Institution American Women’s History Initiative, National Women’s History Museum, and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus (“Consultants”).
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