The 24-karat $100 gold coin was unveiled by the United States Mint, which denote the Mint’s 225th commemoration, appeared on Thursday in the Department of the Treasury’s Cash Room in Washington, D.C. It is the first in a progression of gold coins highlighting Lady Liberty, which has been utilized on American coinage since the late 1790s, as an ethnic lady, Mint Principal Deputy Director Rhett Jeppson said in an announcement.
Different versions will utilize plans speaking to Asian, Hispanic Americans and others “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States. We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light. Looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our nation’s history book,” Jeppson said.
The coin’s heads-side outline by craftsman Justin Kunz delineates the profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars with the engravings “Freedom,” “1792,” “2017” and “In God we trust.”
Delineated on the invert side, which was planned by Chris Costello, is a picture of a bird in flight. The engraving on the tails side incorporate the country’s maxim, “E pluribus Unum,” which means English from Latin as “Out of many, one.” Phebe Hemphill and Michael Gaudioso, both based at the Mint’s Philadelphia office, shaped the coin. The Mint, which is the country’s just maker of authority coinage, is set to discharge the underlying coin plan on April 6. It will be biennially issued.