Statement by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen released the following statement on the U.S. Mint announcing that it has begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters Program, featuring Maya Angelou. The U.S. Mint’s press release on this announcement is found here.

“Each time we redesign our currency, we have the chance to say something about our country — what we value, and how we’ve progressed as a society. I’m very proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women, including Maya Angelou.”


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