First Asian American On American Coin
Written by Pheodora Waqanibaravi on October 21, 2022
Early movie star Anna May Wong, who broke into Hollywood during the silent film era, will become the first Asian American to appear on US currency, a century after she landed her first leading role. The other four quarters, all put into production this year, feature poet and activist Maya Angelou; the first American woman in space, Sally Ride; Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller; and suffragist Nina Otero-Warren. “These inspiring coin designs tell the stories of five extraordinary women whose contributions are indelibly etched in American culture.