Anti-Castro ‘Queen Of Salsa’ To Be Memorialized On U.S. Quarter

  • Next year the “Queen of Salsa” will be honored by the U.S. Mint. The image of the late, great Celia Cruz will be memorialized on the obverse side of a 2024 U.S. quarter, part of the American Women Quarters series that is paying homage to civil and women’s rights leaders like Susan B. Anthony along with scientists who changed the course of America, and in some instances, the world.
  • Cruz will also be the first Afro Latina to be honored on a U.S. coin, but the government’s decision to give the world famous crossover Latin singer her due comes as no surprise.
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