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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
These words from the “The New Colossus,” written in 1883 appears on the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal and represents America’s commitment to provide a gateway to freedom and life free from oppression. Lady Liberty is seen as a torch bearer for compassion and justice for all those who seek a better life.
In 1986, the Statue of Liberty celebrated her 100th birthday and to commemorate her Centennial the U.S. Mint issued a beautiful Silver dollar. Designed by Mint artist John Mercanti, the Statue of Liberty silver dollar has on one side the Statue of Liberty in a classic pose with the Ellis Island Immigration Center behind her, and on the reverse her torch with the quote above. This stunning silver dollar proof honors America’s rich heritage as a nation of immigrants through showing the beacon of hope…
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