For the first time, US Mint releases coins honoring Harriet Tubman

The U.S. Mint released commemorative coins honoring abolitionist Harriet Tubman Thursday.

The coins include $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins and half-dollar coins that commemorate the bicentennial of her birth. This is the first time the U.S. Mint has honored Tubman with coins, according to the agency.

“​We all owe Harriet Tubman a huge debt of gratitude because I, and so many others, would not be where we are today if not for her heroism, her passion for freedom for our people and for her service to this country,” U.S. Mint Director Ventris Gibson, the first Black director of the bureau, told CNN.

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