Maya Angelou Will Make Me a Coin Collector

1/13/2022 9:44:00 AM

Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter.

This Maya Angelou quarter is so pretty it almost makes me want to switch back to cash

Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter.

Angelou, a renowned poet, author, activist, is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter, sharing the coin with George Washington. The new design features the author on the “tails” side, her figure standing tall in front of a bird’s silhouette. Honestly, this Maya Angelou quarter is so pretty it almost makes me want to switch back to cash.

The quarter is the first release from the American Women Quarters Program, which will soon release coins with other famous women, including Sally Ride, Anna May Wong, and Wilma Mankiller, per CNN. And while I’m always down for a money makeover, knowing that Maya Angelou won’t be on every quarter is a bummer. As is the fact that she has to share her shine with Washington. And the fact that the quarters will only be in circulation until 2025.

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Poet Maya Angelou: First Black woman on US coinThe US Mint said in a statement it 'has begun shipping the first coins' as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which honours trailblazing women.

Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman featured on US quarterA new U.S. quarter featuring the late poet Maya Angelou went into circulation on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. Has there ever been a woman on a US Quarter? I sure hope FOX tells us all about the 1st White Woman on a US Quarter.

Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman featured on US quarterA new U.S. quarter featuring the late poet Maya Angelou went into circulation on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. that’s pretty cool. love Maya Angelou Well deserved honor and recognition of accomplishment. This is great. Almost as great as some of these salty ass comments here

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The poet Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarterThe Maya Angelou design is the first quarter in the 'American Women Quarters Program' — a four-year program that will feature prominent women in U.S. history. the rock. the river. the tree. Hope

Maya Angelou first Black woman to appear on U.S. quarter as Mint rolls out coinsThe United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program. (via NBC News)

Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for AWRT/2009 Getty Images In 1999, the U.EU, US slap sanctions on Nicaragua as Ortega begins term Fast News The US Mint said in a statement it"has begun shipping the first coins" as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which honours trailblazing women.Email article The now-circulating quarter honoring Maya Angelou is pictured in a provided image.Email article The now-circulating quarter honoring Maya Angelou is pictured in a provided image.

S. Mint started its 50 State Quarters Program, rolling out shiny new quarters that represented each state. (AFP) Poet and activist Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman to appear on the US quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint. Collection books were bought, coins were inspected and traded.S. It was the height of coin-collecting for millennials. "It is my honor to present our nation's first circulating coins dedicated to celebrating American women and their contributions to American history," said Mint Deputy Director Ventris Gibson. That is, until the January 10 release of the new quarter featuring Maya Angelou.S.

Angelou, a renowned poet, author, activist, is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter, sharing the coin with George Washington. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift. quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou officially went into circulation this week, making the American author, poet and Civil Rights activist the first Black woman to be featured on the 25 cent coin. The new design features the author on the “tails” side, her figure standing tall in front of a bird’s silhouette. Honestly, this Maya Angelou quarter is so pretty it almost makes me want to switch back to cash. The program directs the US Mint to issue quarters each year between 2022 and 2025 featuring five different female trailblazers who have contributed to the country. The quarter is the first release from the American Women Quarters Program, which will soon release coins with other famous women, including Sally Ride, Anna May Wong, and Wilma Mankiller, per CNN. Mint’s American Woman Quarters Program, which began this year and will continue through 2025 — honoring various trailblazing women and their achievements in a variety of fields. And while I’m always down for a money makeover, knowing that Maya Angelou won’t be on every quarter is a bummer." "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," she said in a statement. Angelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, rose to prominence with the publication of her groundbreaking 1969 autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

As is the fact that she has to share her shine with Washington. And the fact that the quarters will only be in circulation until 2025. READ MORE: Amanda Gorman Award honours high school poets The new quarters – which have been minted in Philadelphia and Denver – show Washington on one side and Angelou on the other.S. And while this a generally happy development (women on money, what a concept!) there are some taking issue with the value of the coin given to Angelou. On the January 11 episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg made it clear that she was not impressed with the 25-cent value. Today the @usmint released the Maya Angelou quarter - the first US quarter to ever feature a Black woman. “I want to point out that, not too long ago, we were expecting to have Harriet Tubman gracing the $20 bill, remember that?” she said. In 2010, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest civilian award in the U. In 2010, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest civilian award in the U.

“But now it looks like the price has been slashed to a quarter..” Goldberg clarified that “having Maya anywhere is a magnificent thing,” but her point still stands. Do I love the Maya Angelou quarter? Yes. She was also the 2013 recipient of the Literarian Award , an honorary National Book Award for contributions to the literary community. Do I want the Maya Angelou quarter? Also yes. Would it be better if it was on a piece of currency that people actually use for more than laundry machines and parking meters? Definitely. Behind her are a bird in flight and a rising sun, "images inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived," the U.

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