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Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8:32 AM 

When I first saw this image of the $100 American Eagle Platinum coin  posted at View from the Right, I did think it might turn out to be a hoax, which is likely some denial of my own kicking in. But sure enough, as I found at the US Mint's website this is the Real McCoy. (For some reason, I can't link to the page but here is a news release with the image.) Here is what the US Mint says about this nightmare of Multiculturalist Realism:

In 2009, the United States Mint introduced a new six-year platinum coin program. This new series explores the core concepts of American democracy by highlighting the preamble of the U. S. Constitution. It will examine the six principles found in the preamble beginning with To Form a More Perfect Union in 2009, followed by To Establish Justice in 2010, To Insure Domestic Tranquility in 2011, To Provide for the Common Defence in 2012, To Promote the General Welfare in 2013, and To Secure the Blessings of Liberty to Ourselves and our Posterity in 2014. The themes for the reverse designs for this program are inspired by narratives prepared by the chief justice of the United States at the request of the United States Mint.

Did Chief Justice John Roberts ever envision the "perfection" of the union being expressed as the absence of white men?

Since its debut in 1997, the United States Mint's American Eagle Platinum Proof Coin has featured Lady Liberty, a symbol of vigilance and resolute faithfulness to duty, on its obverse (heads side). Designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver John Mercanti, Lady Liberty again graces the obverse of this six-year series.

The 2009 reverse (tails) design is emblematic of the principle To Form a More Perfect Union. Designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer


Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill, it features four faces representing the diversity of our Nation, with the clothing and hair weaving together to symbolize the formation of a more perfect union.   It also features an American Eagle privy mark, from an original "coin punch" identified at the United States Mint at Philadelphia....

Nothing left to do, folks, but bake some pies.


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