The U.S. mint is releasing a new quarter honoring former Cherokee Nation leader Wilma Mankiller.
- The quarter will feature George Washington on the front and Mankiller on the back, along with the seven-pointed star of the Cherokee Nation.
- Mankiller was the first woman ever to serve as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, serving from 1985-1995. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.
- The new coins will be made available to the public starting Monday.
- Who else should be honored on U.S. currency?
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