The United States Mint last week unveiled the new designs for the Maya Angelou quarter which will be featured in 2022 as part of their American Women Quarters Program.
Angelou is one of the first five quarters to be released as part of the 20 quarter series to be released between 2022 and 2025. The program honors diverse women who have made an impact on American history through “suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts.”
In addition to Angelou, the 2022 designs will feature astronaut Dr. Sally Ride, activist and principal Cherokee Nation chief Wilma Mankiller, suffragette Nina Otero-Warren and film star Anna May Wong.
“These inspiring coin designs tell the stories of five extraordinary women whose contributions are indelibly etched in American culture,” United States Mint Acting Director Alison L. Doone said in a statement. “Generations to come will look at coins bearing these designs and be reminded of what can be accomplished with vision, determination and a desire to improve opportunities for all.”