New US Mint $100 Coin Features a Black Lady Liberty

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By William Hicks | 2:40 pm, January 13, 2017

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.