In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Mint, the new $100 coin features a portrait of an African-American woman.
“Our hope is that this coin really gets people thinking and talking about what liberty looks like and represents to them,” she said. “Lady Liberty, depicted in coinage throughout the years, is modeled after our society’s continued evolution – and as we as a nation continue to evolve, so does its representation. We live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to dream big and try to accomplish the seemingly impossible.”
The image was designed by artist Justin Kunz and sculpted by Mint sculptor-engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Last year the Treasury announced plans for Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.