Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on U.S. Currency for 1st Time

Now this is an American first that reminds me once again, why I’ve always had a special place in my heart for my southern neighbors. Looks really fine on you folks.

 

GOOD BLACK NEWS

article via nbcwashington.com

For the first time in American history, Lady Liberty will be portrayed as a woman of color on United States currency, NBC News reported. In celebration of the U.S. Mint and Treasury’s 225th anniversary, the new $100 coin was unveiled on Thursday featuring Lady Liberty as a black woman.

Since the passage of the Coinage Act in 1792, all coins are required to feature an “impression emblematic of liberty,” in either words or images. Until the new coin designed by Justin Kunz was unveiled, Lady Liberty had always been depicted as a white woman.

The coins will cost $100 each and will be available to the public on April 6.

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2 thoughts on “Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on U.S. Currency for 1st Time

    1. I thought it was the type of good news that we don’t hear enough of. Thanks for the browsing I see you’ve been doing. I’m pretty much off-line right now while I’m in the process of moving, but when I get back, I’ll have to return the browse. : )

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