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

National Women’s History Museum – the American Women’s Quarters

To celebrate the debut of the American Women Quarters™️ Program and the release of the first coin, the Maya Angelou Quarter, the National Women’s History Museum recently hosted a special conversation with members of the team who helped bring this coin program to life.

Representatives from the United States Mint, NWHM, and the Smithsonian Institution discussed the new Maya Angelou Quarter—the first coin released in this historic coin program—and the American Women’s Quarters™️ Program. Attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at various aspects of the program, from the honoree selection process to the development and selection of each coin design. If you missed this inspiring event, it is available to watch on demand FOR MORE

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