The United States Mint has unveiled a new 24-karat gold $100 coin featuring Lady Liberty as a black woman for the first time ever. The coin was created to commemorate the mint’s 225th anniversary.
Lady Liberty has been etched into US coins since 1790, but as a woman who appears white.
“We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light… looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our nation’s history book,” said Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson.
On the heads-side of the coin, there is the new rendition of Lady Liberty in profile wearing a crown of stars with the inscriptions “Liberty,” “1792,” “2017” and “In God we trust.”
And on the flip side there is a souring eagle with the nation’s motto, “E pluribus unum.”
The coin will be available April 6th and will be minted every two years.