Maya Angelou Is The First Black Female On U.S. Quarter

Celebrated writer, social activist, performer, and poet, Maya Angelou left a mark on earth like no other. Born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4 professional work spans over more than 50 years. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several poetry books, and a slu of plays, movies and tv shows.

Maya Angelou received dozens of awards and honorary degrees. Maya rose to fame kicking in doors with her autobiography " I know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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The Maya Angelou quarters were produced at the mint facilities in Philadelphia and Denver. The image of her is on the tail side of the coin. The design was inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived per statements from the mint.

The average circulated condition of the Maya Angelou quarter is worth about 35 cent.

If your trying to snatch up Maya Angelou quarters rolls and bags may be ordered from the U.S. Mint's online catalog of American Women Quarters. Mint has initiated a series of quarters that will honor 20 trailblazing American women from 2022 to 2025.

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