Original pencil drawing.
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The United States Mint has revealed images of the inaugural American Women Quarters and my design for Spanish-American suffragist, educator, and politician, Nina Otero-Warren was selected as one of the five new designs in this very important program honoring prominent American women in 2022.

This design features a portrait of Adelina (Nina) Otero-Warren and three Yucca blossoms, the New Mexico state flower, which represent her influence in garnering her state’s support for ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution: the women’s right to vote. The inscription VOTO PARA LA MUJER, is the Spanish counterpart for the suffragist slogan “Votes for Women”.

Obverse sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser • Reverse sculpted by Craig Campbell
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LEFT: Nina Otero-Warren • RIGHT: Laura Gardin Fraser

Otero-Warren was a passionate advocate for Hispanic American, Native American, and women’s rights.

This historic new quarter series will also premier a portrait of George Washington designed and sculpted by one of the 20th century’s most prolific American sculptors, Laura Gardin Fraser. Her design was recommended by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts for the obverse of the 1932 U.S. quarter dollar coin which was being redesigned to commemorate the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth.

Read more at The United States Mint.


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