The likeness of Asian-American actress Anna May Wong will appear on the fifth 25-cent coin in the American Women Quarters Programme.  Photo: US Mint via Reuters
The likeness of Asian-American actress Anna May Wong will appear on the fifth 25-cent coin in the American Women Quarters Programme. Photo: US Mint via Reuters

Hollywood’s Anna May Wong to become first Asian-American on US currency

  • A quarter-dollar coin featuring a profile of the actress will begin circulating on Tuesday as part of the American Women Quarters Programme
  • Despite her trailblazing career, Wong also faced racism in Hollywood, where she was typecast, underpaid and passed up for leading roles

The likeness of Asian-American actress Anna May Wong will appear on the fifth 25-cent coin in the American Women Quarters Programme.  Photo: US Mint via Reuters
The likeness of Asian-American actress Anna May Wong will appear on the fifth 25-cent coin in the American Women Quarters Programme. Photo: US Mint via Reuters
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