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50 Goldback Aurum Foil Note is crafted from 1/20 Troy oz. of .999 fine gold. Goldback bills carry a precise amount of pure gold between layers of polyester which makes them resilient and durable.


In this South Dakota Series Design, Libertas draws inspiration from the iconic Lady Freedom statue in Washington, D.C., carrying forward the symbolism of that venerable representation. She wields a bare sword in her right hand, poised before a shield in her left. Both are elevated, signifying her unwavering readiness to safeguard her realm. The shield proudly bears her name, accompanied by a depiction of the South Dakota flag's radiant sun. Above and below, the inscription "Under God the People Rule" echoes South Dakota's state motto. Her crested helmet, along with her shield and sword, draws from symbols commonly associated with the Roman goddesses Minerva and Bellona.


At the feet of Liberty lies the skull of an American bison, adorned with the Lakota Sioux Medicine Wheel—a powerful symbol representing all the native peoples of South Dakota, including the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. The circular shape and the directional lines and feathers embody hope and healing for those who seek it. The bison's skull also symbolizes the sacred nature of this magnificent creature's life, historically given to sustain others and utilized in its entirety to become the source of life for many. These symbols rest upon a depiction of a freesia flower cluster, a symbol of peace, friendship, and innocence.


Beneath Libertas, a poignant scene unfolds—a person fishing for walleye, South Dakota's state fish, against the backdrop of the majestic cliffs and water of Palisades State Park. Behind Liberty's right shoulder, the South Dakota State Capitol takes center stage, with the iconic Needles formations in the Black Hills, within Custer State Park, gracing the horizon. Above her, an embodiment of Mount Rushmore proudly proclaims South Dakota as the home of this monumental symbol of American freedom and hope. Surrounded by these powerful symbols, Libertas issues her timeless call to action: "Stand Fast in Liberty."


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