A Utah artist designed a groundbreaking new $100 gold coin that features a black Lady Liberty.
Justin Kunz's design for the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows a woman in profile, looking to her right, her braided hair pulled back and topped with a crown of four large stars. It includes the years 1792, when the U.S. Mint was founded, and 2017. And below her, it has the familiar slogan "In God We Trust." The other side of the coin shows a flying eagle.
Kunz, a painter and illustrator, said he wanted his Liberty to be "distinctive" and forward looking. He got the idea for the stars from the Statue of Freedom, which sits atop the U.S. Capitol.