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February 24, 2009

Duke Ellington becomes first African-American on U.S. coin


Jazz legend Duke Ellington is the first African-American to appear on an American coin, the U.S. Mint says in introducing the latest in its line of state-themed quarters. The District of Columbia commemorative quarter showing Ellington playing the piano will be introduced by U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy at a news conference Tuesday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Continue reading here

1 comment:

glennishamorgan said...

That's what's up. Wow, first black man on a U.S. Coin. 2009 is really making some strides I guess.

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