In case you didn’t know, the US Mint is doing a run on Women’s Quarters.
The first coin of the American Women Quarters™ Program is here—the Maya Angelou Quarter! Learn about honoree Maya Angelou and #HerQuarter in our press release at https://t.co/yYzGJpXQDD. Look for it in your change. @USTreasury @smithsonian @womenshistory @DrMayaAngelou @WCPInst pic.twitter.com/GVUpcnbszq
— United States Mint (@usmint) January 10, 2022
Authorized by Public Law 116-330, the American Women Quarters Program features coins with reverse (tails) designs emblematic of the accomplishments and contributions of trailblazing American women. Beginning in 2022 and continuing through 2025, the Mint will issue five quarters in each of these years. The ethnically, racially, and geographically diverse group of individuals honored through this program reflects a wide range of accomplishments and fields, including suffrage, civil rights, abolition, government, humanities, science, space, and the arts. The additional honorees in 2022 are physicist and first woman astronaut Dr. Sally Ride; Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and an activist for Native American and women’s rights; Nina Otero-Warren, a leader in New Mexico’s suffrage movement and the first female superintendent of Santa Fe public schools; and Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American film star in Hollywood, who achieved international success despite racism and discrimination.
What a woke list of women to be put on the currency.
I fundamentally do not understand what the deal is with Maya Angelo, why she is revered as she is.
Sally Ride I know as the first female astronaut.
The rest? I’ve never heard of them.
What I sure if is that you won’t see Sandra Day O’Connor on a US quarter.
But here is where this gets tragically funny.
Inflation rises 7% over the past year to the highest level since 1982 https://t.co/iY1HIbchOC
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 12, 2022
A quarter with a woman on it is only worth 93% as much quarter with just a man on it.