Maya Angelou is being featured on the newest Quarter as apart of a brand new American Woman Quarter Program
The United States Mint on Monday launched its American Women Quarters Program, a four-year initiative to honor the work and accomplishments of various American women by placing their images on new quarters being launched from 2022 to 2025.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, “Each time we redesign our currency, we have the chance to say something about our country — what we value, and how we’ve progressed as a society. I’m very proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women, including Maya Angelou,”
Other honorees include: Wilma Mankiller, Adelina Otero-Warren and Anna May Wong.
For each year of the program, five new quarters will be created. By 2025, 20 women will grace the faces of U.S. quarters.