The United States Mint has started shipping American Women Quarters. Maya Angelou will be the first woman featured on the quarter in this new series showing her with her arms uplifted and a bird behind her with a rising sun. This makes Maya Angelou the first Black Woman on a U.S coin.
Mint Deputy Director Ventris C. Gibson said in a press release,
Each 2022 quarter is designed to reflect the breadth and depth of accomplishments being celebrated throughout this historic coin program. Maya Angelou, featured on the reverse of this first coin in the series, used words to inspire and uplift