United States Currency Archives

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter as US Treasury begins distribution

January 13, 2022

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, January 10, 2022, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin. The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program, which will include coins featuring prominent… [Read More]