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Lady Liberty will be a black woman on a U.S. gold coin in April

Saturday, January 14, 2017 7:26
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gata.org / By Erin McCann / The New York Times / January 13, 2017

The United States Mint will release in April a commemorative gold coin that will feature Lady Liberty as a black woman, marking the first time that she has been depicted as anything other than white on the nation’s currency.

The coin, with a $100 face value, will commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Mint’s coin production, the Mint and the Treasury Department announced on Thursday. Going on sale April 6, it will be 24-karat and weigh about an ounce.

It is part of a series of commemorative coins that will be released every two years. Future ones will show Lady Liberty as Asian, Hispanic, and Indian “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” the Mint said in a statement. …

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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/us/black-lady-liberty-us-coin.html

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