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For the 1st Time Lady Liberty Depicted as a Woman of Color

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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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Lady Liberty is depicted as a Black Woman for the first time on a newly minted Gold Coin which is set to be released starting in April 2017.This isn't a conspiracy,; at least I don't think there is one, but rather some interesting news in light of the times we live in.





"As we as a nation continue to evolve, so does liberty's representation," said Elisa Basnight, U.S. Mint chief of staff, at a ceremony unveiling the new coin. "We live in a nation that affords us the opportunity to dream big and try to accomplish the seemingly impossible." The new 24-karat gold coin, which is set to be released in April and is meant primarily for collectors, is one of a series of new, diverse commemorative coins the Mint will unveil in the coming years. Future depictions of Lady Liberty, according to the Mint, will also feature designs to represent Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Indian Americans, and others "to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States."


Political correctness to the extreme or is it about time? I think these coins look neat-o! I know I want one! What does ATS think?

www.nbcnews.com...




posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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Will stick to getting chinese panda gold coins .
Also getting gold coins commemorating the upcoming year of the chicken .

Will pass on the one shown in article posted .
Artistically its nice just dont care for the politics behind it .



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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I dont appreciate her appropriating greek culture


j/k whatever, yay gold coins for people to hoard instead of spend


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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Beautiful coin, but isn't Lady Liberty that giant french chick in New York?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

It would make better sense if it's Harriet Tubman rather than a Black Lady Liberty.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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The Egyptian hair needs to go. Not sure what they are thinking.




posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Cool who cares at the end of the day?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Seeing as people of color and women are the most recent recipients of American "liberty", I think depicting a "Woman of Color" on this commemorative coin as the Goddess of Liberty is perfectly appropriate!



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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Am I misunderstanding something?

Is this a "proof" bullion coin, issued at a ridiculously high premium over spot?

Are we looking at Maple Leaf, Panda, Liberty type coinage at relatively small prmiums over spot for ounce coins?

Or is it going to be like the Krugerrand, barely able to command much of a premium over spot?

Having collected coins for a while, the only thing that really affects your investment besides the gold market - is how much premium you have to lose on exchange. Artwork isn't really relevant unless it affects premium.

ganjoa



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: lostbook

Cool who cares at the end of the day?


My thoughts exactly. The outrage is concerning though, black people helped build this country so why not represent them in history or on currency.

As for her being depicted as Lady liberty I'll join thr debate if those against it are willing to say making Jesus white is wrong (which doesn't bother me either because at the end of the day it doesn't affect me).
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posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Meh. Although it's been a while (and not that I have a huge amount), when I purchase gold bullion its for the sake of having physical gold in my possession. I couldn't possibly care less what image is stamped on there.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:53 AM
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what outrage?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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She looks Pissed and somewhat maniacal or is it just me?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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Makes a lot of sense, since black people were the only ones that "obtained" liberty, through the abolition of slavery.

Unless, of course, someone wants to argue that under the British Monarchy the white people didn't have liberty.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: DupontDeux

She was the artists mother. Her face anyway. The robe and gown were classic Roman garb.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

Me either. Good thing Libertas was a Roman godless.



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: eluryh22

Yeah I prefer my gold in the shape of rings and necklaces and bracelets and earrings but that's just me.
The shape it takes matters a lot in this case. Hoops and rope chains and bangles etc...



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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a reply to: goou111

I'm asking that too. Who's outraged?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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the goddess that lady liberty is a depiction of is not white or black but most likely a roman woman and we can only guess what skin tone they had since most were either killed, sold to foreign nations or ran to every corner of the known world, why is this change necessary?



posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Cool.

I'll buy 3.








 
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