New Quarters Featuring Dr. Maya Angelou Make History for American Women

January 12, 2022

Dr. Maya Angelou has made history as the first Black woman on an American coin. The 25 cent coins are being pressed in the United States Mints in Philadelphia and Denver as part of the American Women Quarters Program. The American Women Quarters Program will welcome more faces on the 25 cent coin in the coming years, including astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, actress Anna Mae Wong and first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller.

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