In an undated image provided by the US Mint, a rendering of coins celebrating the writer and poet Maya Angelou, left, and the astronaut Sally Ride will be issued next year as part of the US Mint’s American Women Quarters Programme. US Mint via The New York Times

Maya Angelou, Sally Ride will be honoured on quarters

Each woman will be honoured on the reverse, or tails, side of the coins, which will enter circulation in January as part of the American Women Quarters Programme