2024-S Celia Cruz U.S. Women Quarter

San Francisco Mint


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Get the prestigious San Francisco "S" mint mark Proof issue of the 2024 U.S. Women Quarters Series that celebrates the exuberant Afro-Cuban-salsa performer Celia Cruz!

  • Fourth issue of 2024 and 14th in series
  • A talent-show win with her singing set Celia on a new career path in 1936 Havana
  • Following the 1959 Cuban Revolution, Celia emigrated to New York, became a naturalized American citizen, and relaunched her musical career
  • Celia's ability to improvise rhymed lyrics combined with her contralto (lower pitch) voice set her apart; so, too, her exuberant performances with varicolored wigs, tight sequined dresses, and extremely high heels
  • Celia recorded over 80 albums that emphasized Cuban identity and pan-Latin American culture; 23 went gold
  • She won 7 Grammys, her 8th was awarded posthumously
  • The reverse design of Celia's quarter includes her signature catchphrase from the Cuban coffee culture request for sugar "¡AZÚCAR!"
  • Designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, U. S. Mint Medallic Artist
  • Obverse depicts George Washington as originally designed and sculpted by Laura Gardin Fraser to commemorate his 200th birthday for a 1932 quarter

Add this mint Uncirculated 2024-S Celia Cruz quarter to your collection now!