Maya Angelou was a true American icon. She was a celebrated writer, performer, and civil rights activist who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her many accomplishments. She was the first African American woman in U.S. History to write and present a poem at a Presidential Inauguration, and just the second poet in history to do so. Her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Signs won her international recognition and fame, and she would go on to earn over 30 honorary degrees in her lifetime.
In 2022, Maya Angelou was the first woman honored in the American Women Quarter Series when coins featuring her image were released by the United States mint. We carry a full line of Maya Angelou NGC graded, uncirculated, proof, and silver quarters from the Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco Mints.