Patsy Takemoto Mink American Women Quarter

In recognition of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the United States Mint will release the twelveth coin in its American Women quarter program on March 28. This coin will be available for purchase.

As the first woman of color to hold a seat in Congress, Mink was a pioneer. A Japanese American of the third generation, Mink was born and reared on the island of Maui, which is located in the state of Hawaii.

In addition to advocating for racial and gender equality, she advocated for accessible child care, assistance for families and women with low incomes, and conservation of the environment. She was a co-author of Title IX, which was included in the Education Amendments of 1972 and forbids discrimination based on gender in regard to educational programs and activities

Under Title IX, women who had previously been barred from participating in particular classes, sports, and other possibilities in high schools and colleges were given the opportunity to participate in new activities.

Mink was a member of Congress for a total of 24 years, covering the years 1965–1977 and then again from 1990–2002.

It was dubbed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act when she passed away in 2002, which resulted in the renaming of Title IX.

"P" and "D" mintmark choices are available for the Mink quarter, which can be purchased in 100-coin bags for $45 each

Additionally, two-roll sets (one "P" and one "D") can be purchased for $40 each, and three-roll sets (one "P," one "D," and one "S") may be purchased for $60 each. There is a restriction of ten per bag and three per roll set for orders placed by households.

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