The ‘Queen of Salsa’ to be honored on a 2024 coin

Celia Cruz

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The ‘Queen of Salsa’ is getting her own quarter. The late Celia Cruz will appear on new coins for 2024.

According to many reports, Cruz becomes the first afro-latina to be on a US quarter. The Cuban-American icon was one of the most celebrated music artists of the 20th century. Over her decades-long career, she earned 23 gold records, plus numerous Grammys, Latin Grammys, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Cruz was also honored at the 2016 Grammys with a post-humous Lifetime Achievement Award.

The new coin is part of the US Mint’s American Women Quarters Program. It honors the diverse accomplishments of US women throughout history, issuing five quarters a year. The 2024 coins will be released later this year.

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