2022 Quarter – Maya Angelou


The 2022 Quarter - Maya Angelou

The Maya Angelou Quarter was the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program and was released in 3 January 2022.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a American writer, playwright, poet and social activist. Maya became famous for her memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" which was the first of seven autobiographies about her childhood and early adult experiences. She created many books, plays, movies, and television shows.

The Reverse shows Maya Angelou with her arms uplifted. In the background is a silhouette of a purple martin, a songbird common to Maya’s birthplace; behind that the rising Sun. Text includes "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" "MAYA ANGELOU," "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and "QUARTER DOLLAR".

Sculptor was Craig Campbell and designer was Emily Damstra.

The Obverse shows a portrait of George Washington facing right designed by American sculptor Laura Gardin Fraser (1889-1966). The image was originally submitted in 1931.

The coins are also available as Yearly Proof sets. Proof coins are minted at the San Francisco mint.

Image credit: United States Mint


Mintage: Not known
Minted at US Mint.
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General Description: American Women Quarters
The American Women Quarters Program is a four-year program (2022-2025) that celebrates the accomplishments and contributions made by women to the development and history of the United States of America. Each year up to five new Reverse designs are released. Each coin will shows the Obverse of George Washington.
Which Mint: US Mint
The United States Mint is part of the Department of the Treasury and is responsible for producing coinage for the United States. It has four coin-producing facilities in current use:

  • Philadelphia Mint, the largest facility. It was founded in 1792. It has a mint mark of 'P' although the early coins minted there do not carry a mint mark. The 'P' was added to most coins after 1980.
  • Denver Mint, Colorado. The mint started in 1906. The mint mark is 'D'.
  • San Francisco Mint Facility of the US Mint was created in 1854 to cater for the California Gold Rush. The current Mint buildings have been used since 1937. Mint mark is 'S'.
  • West Point Mint Facility, New York. Founded in 1792.  Mintmark is 'W'.
In the past the US Mint has also used Carson City ('CC') and New Orleans ('O').
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.

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