The U.S. Mint celebrates their 225th anniversary by portraying a black Lady Liberty on their new $100 gold coin.
Although this isn’t the first time African-Americans have been featured on coin currency (Booker T Washington was the first African- American exhibited on a coin in 1951), they’ve made a historical move placing a black Lady Liberty in their recent gold coin design. Moreover, U.S. Mint mentioned that in order to “reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” they would issue future coins displaying Lady Liberty as Asian-American, Latin-American and Native-American.
The disclaimer is that we shouldn’t expect to see much of the $100 gold coin since it wouldn’t traditionally circulate for everyday use. But if you want to purchase it for a keepsake in order to commemorate this American high honor, then by any means purchase the coin with the first black Lady Liberty.