Salsa icon Celia Cruz to become first Afro-Latina on US currency

The United States Mint is set to depict the face of Celia Cruz, the late Cuban singer, on the country’s currency.

The treasury department bureau responsible for producing coins said the music legend will be in the US quarter.

Widely known as the Queen of Salsa, Cruz was chosen along with four other exemplary women from history.

They are to be featured in the 25-cent piece as part of the American Women Quarters Program in 2024.

The four-year programme celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women in the US.

With her inclusion in the programme, Cruz will be making history as the first Afro-Latina to appear on the coin.

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