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Edith Kanaka'ole Up Next For 2023 American Women Quarters Release

The second of five 2024 American Women Quarters will be released next week featuring Edith Kanaka’ole. Available on March 27th, the quarters will be released in 100-coin bags, 2-roll sets, and 3-rolls sets beginning at 12pm EST.

Sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist, Renata Gordon, and designed by AIP Designer Emily Damstra, the reverse features a portrait of Edith Kanaka’ole with her hair and lei po’o (head lei) morphing into the elements of Hawaii’s landscape. This is to symbolize Kanaka’ole’s life’s work in pursuit of preserving the natural land and traditional Hawaiian culture. An indigenous Hawaiian composer, chanter, dancer, teacher, and entertainer, her stories, or mo’olelo, sought to preserve and rescue parts of Hawaiian history, customs, and traditions that were getting lost due to cultural discrimination at the time. The design features the inscription, “E hō mai ka ‘ike,” which translates into “granting the wisdom” and references the role of hula and chants that play into preservation. Additional inscriptions include “ more

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