American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin

American Liberty Gold Coins

Background

To mark its 225th anniversary, the United States Mint released the 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin™ featuring a modern rendition of Lady Liberty.

Emblematic figures of liberty have graced American coins since the founding of the United States Mint in 1792. The newest Lady Liberty is a modern rendition of this iconic figure that embodies the ideals of freedom and equality first set forth in our Declaration of Independence. Liberty is portrayed as an African American woman for the first time.

The American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is 99.99 percent, 24-karat gold. It is the first high relief coin with a proof finish ever minted by the United States.

The coin won Best Gold Coin in Krause Publications’ 2019 Coin of the Year Awards.

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Characteristics

The obverse features a profile of Liberty wearing a crown of stars.

The reverse depicts a bold and powerful eagle in flight, with eyes toward opportunity and a determination to attain it.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 1792
  • 2017
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • 1 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD
  • 100 DOLLARS

Incused (edge) Inscriptions

  • 225TH ANNIVERSARY

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

  • Denomination: $100
  • Finish: Proof
  • Composition: 99.99% gold
  • Diameter: 1.205 inches (30.61 mm)
  • Weight: 1.0000 troy oz. (31.108 grams)

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse
  • Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist
  • Designer: Chris Costello, Artistic Infusion Program
Content last reviewed July 29, 2021

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