Lady Liberty Will Be A Black Woman On New $100 Commemorative Coin

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In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury's 225th anniversary, a new $100 coin was unveiled on Thursday. But, this coin is a little different. It's the first coin in US history on which Lady Liberty will be depicted as a black woman.
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Elisa Basnight, U.S. Mint chief of staff, said:
"As we as a nation continue to evolve, so does liberty's representation. We live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to dream big and try to accomplish the seemingly impossible."

The Treasury said in a statement that it was looking “to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever-brighter chapters in our nation’s history book.”
The coin is only part of a collection that will show Lady Liberty as Asian, Hispanic and Indian “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.”
The 24-karat gold coin will be available for purchase in April and is meant primarily for collectors, but judging by the response on Twitter, they might have to make a few extra.


Nice bit of progress from the US as everything else goes backwards. Don't read the comments if you don't want to despair, though. https://twitter.com/usmint/status/819622733021642755 


This is great and also true to classical statues, which depicted similar hairstyles. https://twitter.com/abc/status/819722150278033408 


This is huge. Kinda sucks that people can still be fired for having hair like this Lady Liberty, but you know, baby steps. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/819722150278033408 

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