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Sunday, January 15, 2017

New $100 Coin Features First-Ever African-American Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty is among the most enigmatic symbols of American democracy. Her qualities are well-known and widely revered: She's benevolent and represents freedom and hope. But what does she look like, anyway? In popular culture, she's almost always depicted in one way: as a white woman. Now, reports Lakshmi Gandhi for NBC News, the U.S. Mint announced historic plans to depict Liberty as an African-American woman on a new gold coin. The $100 coin will be introduced as part of the kickoff of the mint's 225th anniversary year and will be the first in a series that will also depict Liberty as Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Indian-American.

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