Maya Angelou the first Black woman to appear on 25c coin

A new quarter is headed into circulation this week featuring Maya Angelou. She's the first black woman to appear on the U.S. 25 cent coin.

The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Quarters Program, which will include coins featuring prominent women in American history. Other quarters in the series will begin rolling out later this year and through 2025, the Mint said in a release on Monday.