Com­mem­o­ra­tive gold coin aims to cel­e­brate di­ver­sity

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WASHINGTON >> The U.S.

Mint will re­lease a com­mem­o­ra­tive gold coin in April that will fea­ture Lady Lib­erty as a black woman, mark­ing the first time she has been de­picted as any­thing other than white on the na­tion’s cur­rency.

The coin, with a $100 face value, will mark the 225th an­niver­sary of the mint’s coin pro­duc­tion, the mint and the Trea­sury Depart­ment said Thurs­day. On sale April 6, it will be 24-karat and weigh about an ounce.

It is part of a se­ries of com­mem­o­ra­tive coins that will be re­leased ev­ery two years. Fu­ture ones will show Lady Lib­erty as Asian, His­panic and In­dian “to re­flect the cul­tural and eth­nic di­ver­sity of the United States,” the mint said in a state­ment.

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