Friday, January 13, 2017

BLACK LADY LIBERTY TO BE ON A NEW COIN

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     from CNN
A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman.
The United States Mint unveiled the 24k gold coin in commemoration of their 225th anniversary. Gaze upon her beauty in full:

In the coming years, the Mint plans to give this new version of Lady Liberty a few diverse friends.   
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Several women have been featured on U.S. coins in the past. Susan B. Anthony was featured on the U.S. silver dollar from 1976 until 1981, and Helen Keller is on the Alabama state quarter. Sacagawea is featured on the $1 gold coins. 
The new Lady Liberty coins will be available for sale in April.  

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lady-liberty-will-be-depicted-as-black-woman-on-new-coin-treasury-says/