For the First Time, Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color on U.S. Currency

When I first saw this coin Lady Liberty Depicted As A Black Women on U.S. Currency I was amazed at how beautiful it looked. I immediately wanted to own one. The coins will be available to the public on April 6.

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Coins like this do not circulate for everyday use, but are minted for collectors in limited quantities. There will be 100,000 of them with the black Lady Liberty. They will sell for far more than face value, depending on the value of gold, currently more than $1,000 an ounce.

Because of the limited number of gold coins being minted 100,000, and the investors that will purchase them within minutes of their release. The cost to purchase one of these coins will be prohibitive for most Black Americans.

Please petition the U. S. Mint  to produce more of these gold coins. You can also purchase coins through the U. S. Mint website.

Stu:  January 14, 2017 at 9:16 AM

The price of the coins isn’t mentioned in the press releases. The face value of the coin is $100. The cost, however, will likely be significantly more.

For example, the Walking Liberty 2016 Centennial Gold Coin, which is 1/2 ounce of 24k gold costs – as of this writing (1/14/17) – $840. The new coin is going to be 1 ounce of 24k gold and will likely be more than that.

Gold coins from the mint fluctuate in price due to the fluid price of gold. It would have been nice if the coins had been minted in silver uncirculated and proof versions. Those generally cost around $50-$60 dollars for a “Silver Dollar.” My guess is that these coins won’t be for the average citizen. Too bad…

Stu:  January 14, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Correction: There will be coins for “the rest of us.” The Mint’s press release said, “A corresponding series of medals struck in .999 silver, with the same designs featured on the gold coins, will also be available.”

 

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