United States Mint

Racial Turmoil Mars Signs of Progress at the U.S. Mint

WASHINGTON — The United States Mint celebrated a milestone this month when it announced the first shipment of a new batch of quarters bearing the image of the writer and poet Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to be depicted on the 25-cent coin. The announcement came weeks after President Biden said he would nominate […]

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Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman on a Quarter

The writer and poet Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to have her likeness depicted on the quarter, the first in a series of coins commemorating pioneering American women that began shipping this week, the U.S. Mint announced Monday. “It is my honor to present our nation’s first circulating coins dedicated to celebrating […]

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