New US Coin Will Depict Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for First Time
— United States Mint (@usmint) January 12, 2017
The United States Mint said it will release a commemorative gold coin which depicts Lady Liberty as an African-American woman for the first time.
The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin has a $100 face value and is set for release on April 6.
The Mint said in a news release that the coin will be 24-karat gold, weigh one ounce and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
"The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States. These 24-karat gold coins will be issued biennially," the release states.
The Mint released a behind-the-scenes video yesterday detailing the making of the historic coin.