To celebrate its 225th anniversary, the U.S. Mint announced it will debut a new Lady Liberty $100 gold coin, making a small amount of history in the process.
For the first time ever, Lady Liberty will be depicted as an African-American woman. The coin is part of a larger series that will also reimagine Lady Liberty as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American to “reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.”
Each coin will be struck in 24-karat gold and be released in a 100,000-coin run every two years. The heads-up side on the 2017 coin features Liberty wearing a crown of stars with the inscriptions: “Liberty,” “1792,” “2017” and “In God We Trust,” while the tails side shows an eagle in flight surrounded by the inscriptions: “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “100 Dollars” and “1 oz. .9999 fine gold.”
The coin will be released by the Mint on April 6, and will likely be available for purchase here. Watch how the coin was made below.