New quarter will feature legendary singer Celia Cruz, U.S. Mint says The U.S. Mint has revealed the design of a quarter featuring singer Celia Cruz. She's the first Afro Latina to have the honor. And her signature slogan "Azucar!" (sugar!) is on the coin, too.

New quarter will feature legendary singer Celia Cruz, U.S. Mint says

New quarter will feature legendary singer Celia Cruz, U.S. Mint says

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The U.S. Mint has revealed the design of a quarter featuring singer Celia Cruz. She's the first Afro Latina to have the honor. And her signature slogan "Azucar!" (sugar!) is on the coin, too.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "AZUCAR")

CELIA CRUZ: Azucar.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The U.S. Mint revealed the design of a quarter featuring singer Celia Cruz. She's the first Afro Latina to have that honor, and her quarter is just as vibrant as her music. She seems to be dancing with microphone in hand and her signature slogan, azucar - sugar - is on the coin, Spanish next to the Latin e pluribus unum - from many, one. Es la verdad en los Estados Unidos. It's MORNING EDITION.

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