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Images of Lady Liberty have appeared on American money over the years.
Coins have shown her standing tall with a crown on head. She is usually holding a lamp in one hand.
And, one thing has remained the same: Lady Liberty has always been white.
That will change in April.
The United States Mint has released the design for a new $100 gold coin that shows Lady Liberty as a black woman. The special coin is being released to mark the 225th anniversary of the Mint's coin production.
It will be made of 24-karat gold and go on sale April 6. But the $100 coin will not be available to the public; it is meant for coin collectors.
The U.S. Mint says this will be the first in a series of gold coins that show Lady Liberty as a non-white woman. Future coins will show her as Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Indian-American. The Mint will release a new coin in the series every two years.
Officials say the goal is to represent the "cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States."
Lady Liberty is one of the most powerful and enduring signs of America. Her image represents hope and freedom.
The Treasury Department said of the new Lady Liberty coins, "We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our Nation's history book."
People reacted to the announcement on social media. "Lady Liberty" became a trending topic.
Chirlane McCray, a speechwriter and poet, wrote on Twitter: "Now, this? This is liberty."
McCray is married to New York City's Mayor, Bill de Blasio.
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1."We boldly look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our Nation's history book."
look to 面向，展望
Looking to the future, though, we asked him what the prospects are for a vaccine to prevent infection in the first place.
look forward to 期待，盼望
He was looking forward to working with the new manager.
2.People reacted to the announcement on social media. "Lady Liberty" became a trending topic.
react to 对……作出反应
Everyone makes mistakes, but the real test is how you react to that.
硬币上的自由女神高高站立，头顶王冠 。通常情况下，她还会一手举灯 。
美国铸币局(United States Mint)已发布了100枚新金币的设计，上面的自由女神是一位黑人女性 。铸币局发布这版特殊的金币是为了纪念其225周年庆 。
该金币有24克拉重，并将于4月6日上线 。但这100枚硬币不面向公众出售，而只面向硬币收藏家 。
铸币局表示，这将是不以白人女性为自由女神形象的系列金币中的第一版 。今后还会有亚裔美国女性、拉丁裔美国女性、印度裔美国女性的形象出现在金币上 。铸币局将会每两年发布一个系列新版硬币 。
自由女神是美国最有影响、最持久的标志之一 。她的形象代表着希望和自由 。
人们纷纷在社交媒体上回应铸币局的宣布 。“自由女神”成了热议的话题 。
演讲稿撰写人、诗人麦克蕾(Chirlane McCray)在推特上写道：“要这样设计了吗？这才体现了真正是自由 。”
麦克蕾即将与纽约市市长Bill de Blasio(比尔?德布拉西奥)完婚 。