The rest of the training will be decided by the Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, with the contributions of the American public.
From 2022 will appear Maya Angelou (shown here in a conceptual concept). Credit: United States currency
The museum welcomes entries from women known for their work in civil rights, science, arts and abolition, among other areas, with an emphasis on women from “diverse ethnic, racial and geographical backgrounds,” according to the Mint of USA.
Ultimately, Yellen will choose the women who will appear on the coins after consulting the Smithsonian Institution American Women History Initiative, the National Women’s History Museum, and the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, according to the Coin.
The first batch of coins, with Ride and Angelou, will start circulating in January 2022. The Mint will create up to five designs for the queue face of the program quarters, which will run until 2025.
The women chosen by Yellen and the audience will join a very successful duo. Angelou, also a civil rights activist, is best known for books such as “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, considered one of the fundamental works of the 20th century. Ride, a former NASA astronaut, was the first American woman to go into space.
Ride’s partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy, said the astronaut would have been “so moved” to appear in the US currency.
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