Why is our government so obsessed with race? If they wanted to put Lady Liberty on a commemorative coin, why not just put Lady Liberty on the coin? Why does our government feel compelled to have to make a social statement about every single thing they do?
Lady Liberty will be depicted as a black women on a coin — the first time in the nation’s history Lady Liberty has not been a white woman — the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Thursday.
The coin, worth about $100 face value, is part of a commemorative series to honor the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint.
— Treasury Department (@USTreasury) January 13, 2017
“The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” the U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement.
The coin is part of a year-long celebration by the U.S. Treasury to celebrate the mint, and the theme will be “Remembering our Past, Embracing the Future.” – KKTV