Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar, Coin from United States - detailed information

Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar, Coin from United States
CoinQuarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar

The Quarter Dollar is a United States coin worth 25 cents. From its inception until 1964, the denomination was issued in silver; it underwent several design changes, including finally the silver Washington quarter (1932 - 1964) featuring the first President of the United States on the obverse and the American Eagle on the reverse, issued then until 1998 in copper-nickel. The U.S Mint then embarked on several long term projects: the State Quarters series of 50 coins featuring each State from 1999 to 2008; in 2009, a six-coin series represented the District of Columbia and five US territories, and then the America the Beautiful program (2010 - 2021). After a brief interlude with a Washington commemorative quarter, the U.S. Mint started the American Women Quarters program in 2022.

Running until 2025, the program honours five women on five reverse designs per year, selected for "contributions to the United States in a wide spectrum of accomplishments and fields, including but not limited to suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and arts". The obverse depicts George Washington with a 1931 design by Laura Gardin Fraser.

The Jovita Idar Quarter is the ninth coin in the American Women Quarters Program; it was released on ? 2023.

Jovita Idar was a Mexican-American journalist, activist, teacher, and suffragist. She devoted her life to fighting against separatist ideologies and sought to create a better future for Mexican-Americans.

Idar was born on 7 September 1885, in Laredo, Texas. The daughter of a newspaper editor and a civil rights advocate, Idar was exposed to journalism and political activism at a very young age. Her ideas and practices were ahead of her time. She made it her mission to pursue civil rights for Mexican-Americans and believed education was the foundation for a better future. Idar wrote many news articles in various publications speaking out about racism and supporting the revolution in Mexico.

In 1911, she joined the First Mexicanist Congress in Laredo and organised Mexican-American activists. She and other women formed La Liga Femenil Mexicanista, or the League of Mexican Women, a political and charitable organisation that sought to empower Mexican-American women. Idar was chosen as its first president. Jovita Idar died in San Antonio, Texas on 18 June 1946. Throughout her life, she remained on the front lines of change and advocated fiercely for the rights of women and Mexican-Americans.

Jovita Idar Quarter Dollars issued in 2023 have now been in circulation for only one year.

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Philadelphia Mint Letter P 190,600,000 (190.6 million)
Denver Mint Letter D 188,000,000 (188.0 million)
San Francisco Mint Letter S unknown
Obverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar - obverse photo

At its centre, the obverse of the coin shows the portrait of George Washington, the first President of the United States (1789 - 1797), facing right. He has long hair, falling down in a queue.

The designer's initials LGF (for Laura Gardin Fraser) are in relief on the neck truncation.

Around above, the inscription LIBERTY. In smaller letters on two lines below left, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST.

Below right, the date of issue 2023, under which a small letter represents the mint mark.

Mint marks this year are D, P or S for Denver, Philadelphia or San Francisco mints respectively.

Obverse Inscription LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST 2023
Reverse
United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a portrait of Jovita Idar with her hands clasped. On her dress are inscriptions representing her name, some of her greatest accomplishments and the newspapers for which she wrote:

MEXICAN AMERICAN RIGHTS, TEACHER, JOVITA IDAR, NURSE, EVOLUCIÓN, ASTREA, EL HERALDO CRISTIANO, LA CRUZ BLANCA, JOURNALIST, LA CRÓNICA, EL PROGRESO, LA LIGA FEMENIL MEXICANISTA.

The inscriptions also include the face value QUARTER DOLLAR, the national motto E PLURIBUS UNUM ("Out of many, one" - signifying unity in diversity), and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

The designer's initials JPM (for John P. McGraw) are also inscribed on the dress, on two lines below left.

Reverse Inscription JOVITA IDAR QUARTER DOLLAR E PLURIBUS UNUM UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Authorising Legislation: Public Law 116-330.

The San Francisco Mint only struck coins for collectors, not released into circulation. The other two mints only struck circulation coins.

Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Not released into circulation; issued for collectors only.

Variety Proof, San Francisco Mint
Images United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar / Proof, San Francisco Mint - obverse photo United States / Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar / Proof, San Francisco Mint - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Variety Silver Proof, San Francisco Mint
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.999 Silver
Details

6.343 g, 0.199 troy oz. of 99.9% silver.

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Quarter Dollar 2023 Jovita Idar: Details
CountryUnited States
CurrencyUS Dollar
Coin TypeAmerican Women Quarter Dollar
Issued2023
PortraitGeorge Washington, portrait by Laura Gardin Fraser
Face Value25 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage378,600,000 (378.6 million)
Total Mintage378,600,000 (378.6 million)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-Nickel clad copper
DesignerJohn P. McGraw
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationCoin Alignment (Axis 6)
Size24.2600 mm
Thickness1.7500 mm
Mass5.6700 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-MGDG-EDQG
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