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U.S. Currency Depicts Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time

Posted by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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U.S. Currency Depicts Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time

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Long before we learned that Harriet Tubman would be gracing the $20, Lady Liberty was a common sight on U.S. currency. Now, after a 72-year hiatus, the United States Mint announced they’re reviving the figure like she’s never been seen before. As ABC News reports, a new gold coin will portray Lady Liberty as a woman of color for the first time in history.

The American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin will be released in honor of the U.S. Mint’s 225th anniversary this year. On the front, Lady Liberty is depicted as a black woman in a crown of stars. She’s flanked by two dates: 1792, the year the mint was founded, and the current year, 2017. The reverse side shows an image of an eagle in flight.

The $100, 24-karat gold collector’s coin will be minted at the West Point Mint Facility in New York and released on April 6. This version of Lady Liberty is one of several that will be unveiled in a new series. Gold coins representing Asian-American, Indian-American, and Latina women among others will also be produced, with one coin coming out every two years.

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Radarma
by Ruby Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:16 PM
Crickets, of course.
Debmomto2teens
by Platinum Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Cool!

msb64
by Platinum Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:21 PM
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That's beautiful!

SRUsarahSC
by Gold Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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I actually always assumed lady liberty was supposed to be the Statue of Libertys face
Missus_Mom
by Silver Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:36 PM
Me too.


Quoting SRUsarahSC: I actually always assumed lady liberty was supposed to be the Statue of Libertys face
LGAll65
by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:37 PM
That's very nice.😊
free1
by ~FreeSpirit~ on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Nice.

VooDooB
by on Jan. 13, 2017 at 9:41 PM

I can not believe they put dreadlocks on her. Dreads originated in India. That's CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!

This is an OUTRAGE!!!


Image result for outrage gif

MissAndree
by Ronita on Jan. 13, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Beautiful. 

Seashell77
by Bronze Member on Jan. 13, 2017 at 10:27 PM

This is very nice. This was a good idea.

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