US poet Maya Angelou. Photo: Reuters
US poet Maya Angelou. Photo: Reuters

Poet Maya Angelou becomes first African-American woman to appear on US coin

  • The US Mint ‘has begun shipping the first coins’ with Angelou’s likeness on the American quarter, a 25-cent piece
  • Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she was ‘proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women’

Topic |   United States
US poet Maya Angelou. Photo: Reuters
US poet Maya Angelou. Photo: Reuters
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