The United States Mint’s 2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Silver Dollar and Medal Set celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification with a distinctive silver dollar coin and silver medal marking a signature achievement in our Nation’s history. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Proof Silver Dollar and Medal Set features a 99 percent silver medal with its own unique designs.
The obverse features overlapping profiles of three distinct women. Each woman is wearing a different type of hat to symbolize the many decades the suffrage movement spanned. The figure in the foreground is wearing a cloche hat with an art deco pattern and a button with the year of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. The reverse shows “2020” being dropped into a ballot box, styled with art deco elements to indicate the artistic style of the era.
The obverse features a child’s reaching hand, amid adult women’s hands and arms holding up a heavy weight—a kind of “foundation” of stone. The Women’s Suffrage Movement was a struggle that continued across generations, with countless hands turned to the task. The design honors the Women’s Suffrage Movement by juxtaposing the text of the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, with the flag of the United States. “1920” is inscribed.