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New US Coin Features a Big First

Lady Liberty depicted as black woman

(Newser) - The US Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman, the AP reports. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman's head in profile with a crown of stars. It features the year of the mint'... More »

7 Odd Facts About Lady Liberty

(Newser) - The crown of the Statue of Liberty will be open for business again July 4, the first time since 9/11. NPR collected a few facts about Lady Liberty you might not know:
  • The 7 spikes: Liberty's crown does not symbolize the 7 continents or seas, as even the National Parks
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Park Service Inches Toward Reopening Liberty's Crown

Statue's top closed since 9/11, agency calls for proposals to increase safety

(Newser) - The National Park Service has posted an open call for proposals from engineering and architectural firms for opening the crown of the Statue of Liberty to visitors again, the New York Daily News reports. The agency has long contended that the narrow staircase leading to the monument’s observation deck,... More »

Push to Reopen Liberty's Crown

House votes $1M to study reopening to visitors.

(Newser) - The House wants Lady Liberty's crown reopened to visitors intrepid enough to make the climb, and for the second year in a row has set aside $1 million for the National Park Service to figure out how to do it. Since 9-11 only the pedestal at her feet has been... More »

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