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U.S. coin featuring the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, unveiled with iconic slogan!

Celia Cruz's legendary status shines on the U.S. quarter, celebrating her musical legacy

The legendary Celia Cruz, renowned as the Queen of Salsa, continues to make history as the U.S. Mint unveils a special coin dedicated to her memory.

As the first Afro Latina to grace a U.S. quarter, Celia Cruz's radiant image captures her unparalleled legacy. Alongside four other outstanding American women, this unique coin celebrates Celia Cruz's immense impact on Latin music and her role in popularizing salsa worldwide.

Celia Cruz's timeless presence on a U.S. coin

In an exciting announcement, the U.S. Mint has revealed the design of the American Women Quarters Program, commemorating five extraordinary women, including the beloved Celia Cruz.

On the reverse side of the coin, Celia Cruz stands resplendent in a rumba-style dress, exuding her signature charisma with a brilliant smile. The coin is made even more iconic with her famous slogan, "¡AZÚCAR!" (which translates to "sugar" in Spanish), inscribed alongside her name. Enthusiastic fans and admirers on social media have lauded the coin's beauty, celebrating the recognition of a musical icon.

Celebrating Trailblazing Women in American History

The American Women Quarters Program also honors four other remarkable women whose legacies have left an indelible mark on American history. Patsy Takemoto Mink, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the Rev. Pauli Murray, and Zitkala-Ša (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) are also featured on these commemorative quarters. Each coin serves as a tribute to the extraordinary contributions of these influential figures, exemplifying the Mint's commitment to commemorating our nation's history through numismatic art.

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