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Mint Announces Two New Coin Programs

Reverse of the 2023 Bessie Coleman American Women quarter. (Image courtesy United States Mint.)

Reverse of the 2023 Bessie Coleman American Women quarter. (Image courtesy United States Mint.)

Two new circulating coin programs have been slated to begin in 2026 and 2027, and a redesigned half dollar will be in the mix, the U.S. Mint announced Oct. 4.

The Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign Act of 2020 authorizes the Mint to produce new designs on select circulating coins from 2022 through 2030. The first of these design changes came with the American Women Quarters program that began this year and runs through 2025.

The AWQ program will be followed in 2026 by the Semiquincentennial program. The Mint says it will redesign coinage in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding.

Next up will be the American Youth Sports program from 2027 to 2030. The Mint will issue up to five quarters annually with reverse designs featuring youth sports, and one half dollar annually with a reverse design depicting sports tailored to athletes with a range of disabilities, including physical impairment, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.