The 2022 P MAYA ANGELOU NEW QUARTER ERROR has been up for auction for 190 days on eBay. It is listed with no reserve price and has no limits on its selling price. The obverse of the quarter shows the portrait of George Washington. But the reverse shows Maya Angelou standing behind a bird in flight, with the sun rising behind her. The error was discovered in 2011, and the U.S. Mint has been aware of it since then.
The Maya Angelou Quarter is one of the first coins to be released in the American Women Quarters Program. This popular author first gained fame in the 1980s with the publication of her autobiography, “Beloved.” She went on to write more than 30 bestselling books. She also branched out into other fields, including dance. She was a judge for the National Book Awards and served as the northern coordinator of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.