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Image Of Maya Angelou To Be Featured On US Quarter

The quarter features an image of Angelou with her arms uplifted, a bird in flight and a rising sun behind her, with a portrait of George Washington on the “heads” side. The US Mint said the image of Angelou was “inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived”. – The Guardian
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Maya Angelou Becomes the First Black Woman Featured on a U.S. Quarter

The US Mint announced that it has “begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program.” And it all starts with the outstretched arms of poet Maya Angelou gracing the reverse of the quarter. The Mint writes: A writer, poet, performer, social activist, and teacher, Angelou rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction i...
Tags: Facebook, College, Poetry, Barack Obama, US Postal Service, Bill Clinton, Npr, Ursula K Le Guin, Maya Angelou, Angelou, Flannery O'Connor, Wilma Mankiller, Anna May Wong, US Mint, Nina Otero Warren, Jane Austen Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on a US quarter

US treasury secretary says the writer and civil rights campaigner’s appearance on the coin represents ‘what we value, and how we’ve progressed as a society’Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman ever to appear on a US quarter, after a coin featuring the late poet and activist’s image went into circulation on Monday.The quarter features an image of Angelou with her arms uplifted, a bird in flight and a rising sun behind her, with a portrait of George Washington on the “heads” side. The US ...
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Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin.
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Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on US quarter as Treasury begins distribution

A new US quarter featuring the late Maya Angelou went into circulation Monday, the US Mint announced, making the legendary poet and activist the first Black woman ever to appear on the coin.
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An interview with Vermont’s snowboard dollar designer Justin Kunz

Headshot by Jessica Richardson. All coins courtesy US Mint. On October 5, the US Mint announced the latest dollar coins in the American Innovation series for the year 2022 and on the list was one dedicated to Vermont. The subject matter could have gone a number of ways — maple syrup, cows, Bernie Sanders’ mittens — but thankfully the design features snowboarding! Granted, it’s not the sickest trick ever done on a snowboard, and some of the internet’s armchair quarterbacks registered their d...
Tags: Utah, Interview, New York City, US, Sport, United States, Connecticut, Brighton, Snowboarding, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Justin, Green Mountains, Deer Valley, AIP, Phil Scott


A trillion-dollar coin could be minted within hours of an emergency decision to do so, former US Mint director says

Dies for the 2012 American Eagle at the US Mint in San Francisco on May 15, 2012, in San Francisco. Photo By Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The US Mint can make a $1 trillion coin within hours of an emergency decision, an ex-director said. "This could be quickly executed on the existing plaster mold of the Platinum Eagle," he said. While it is possible, the Treasury secretary rejected the idea of such a coin in a CNBC interview. Sign up here for our daily newslette...
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A trillion-dollar coin could be minted within hours of a potential emergency decision to do so, former US Mint director says

Dies for the 2012 American Eagle are displayed at the United States Mint in San Francisco on it's 75th Anniversary of the Hermann Street Facility on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo By Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images The US Mint could create a $1 trillion platinum coin within hours of an emergency decision to do so, a former director told Axios."This could be quickly executed on the existing plaster mold of the Platinum Eagle," Philip Diehl sa...
Tags: Obama, West Point, Congress, Senate, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve, American Eagle, Cnbc, Yellen, San Francisco Chronicle, Philip Diehl


Mark Cuban explains why cryptocurrencies are the future, especially as the world recovers from a generational pandemic

Mark Cuban. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Mark Cuban said cryptocurrencies are the future, especially as the world recovers from a pandemic. The billionaire outlined the two reasons why he thinks the country should shift to digital currencies. Cuban is among the high-profile crypto bulls, and is a particularly vocal backer of meme-based dogecoin. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. As the cryptocurrency market continues to skyrocket - hitting a $1 trill...
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Mark Cuban explains why crypto is the future, especially as the world recovers from a generational pandemic

Mark Cuban. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Mark Cuban said cryptocurrencies are the future, especially as the world recovers from a pandemic. The billionaire outlined the two reasons why he thinks the country should shift to digital currencies. Cuban is among the high-profile crypto bulls, and is a particularly vocal backer of meme-based dogecoin. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. As the cryptocurrency market continues to skyrocket - hitting a $1 trill...
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US Postal Service Unveils 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 Stamps

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the USPS is releasing a pair of stamps with lunar imagery. One stamp features a photograph of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in his spacesuit on the surface of the moon. The image was taken by astronaut Neil Armstrong. The other stamp, a photograph of the moon taken in 2010 by Gregory H. Revera of Huntsville, AL, shows the landing site of the lunar module in the Sea of Tranquility. The site is indicated on the stamp by a...
Tags: Nasa, US Postal Service, Usps, Neil Armstrong, Jason Kottke, Huntsville, Buzz Aldrin, US Mint, Gregory H Revera


It Costs Seven Cents to Make a Nickel, So the U.S. Mint Had a Computer Simulate Cheaper Coins

As the value of precious metals fluctuates over time, the U.S. Mint has to constantly find new ways to keep currency manufacturing affordable. A five-cent nickel that costs as much as seven cents to make is a problem, but so is a coin that suddenly looks and feels different because its metallurgic ingredients were…Read more...
Tags: Science, Currency, Simulations, Coins, NIST, U S Mint, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Nickels, Metallurgy, Materials Genome Initiative, US Mint


Officials: US Mint worker leaves noose for black colleague

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An employee at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia has been placed on administrative leave after a noose was found on the chair of an African-American colleague. The president of the mint workers union says the unidentified employee created the noose with rope used to seal coin bags once they’re full. Around 3 […]
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