Why Buy Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins?The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin features an all-star lineup of coveted features. It’s minted from 24-karat gold and struck into a coin measuring 4 mm thick to showcase the ultra high relief of one of the most iconic designs in world coinage—Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Lady Liberty and Double Eagle. This gold coin boasts the closest thing the coin world has to perfection as exemplified by its MS-70 or near- perfect MS-69 PCGS grades.
If it’s distinction you’re looking for, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is for you. It also features rare Roman numeral dating. Produced at the U.S. Mint at West Point, this high relief coin is authorized U.S. legal tender guaranteed by the U.S. government for weight, content, and purity. It is, in short, the “dream team” of gold coin elements.
Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin Specifications
- Denomination:$20 (USD)
- Grading Service:PCGS
- Metal Content:1 troy oz.
- Purity:.9999 Gold (24k)
- Mint Mark:Not Shown (West Point)
- Mint Facility/Manufacturer:U.S. Mint
- Issuing Country:United States
- Diameter:27 mm
- Thickness:4 mm
- Obverse Designer:Augustus Saint-Gaudens
- Reverse Designer:Augustus Saint-Gaudens
History of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold CoinIn 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt enlisted the celebrated artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens to reinvigorate common design features found on American coinage. President Roosevelt wanted a coin that reflected America in all of her glory and splendor. Augustus Saint-Gaudens understood glory, for he had created statues honoring Civil War heroes that still stand today. Saint-Gaudens' came up with a design that was intended to be struck in ultra high relief, with Lady Liberty and a bald eagle raised above the background fields of the coin.
The two men’s shared vision called for an ultra high relief coin, one that literally and figuratively stood out for its sculpture-like texture. Unfortunately, this vision required 11 strikes from the coining press, making the coins impossible to mint for mass production. The ultra high relief also made them inconvenient for packaging and shipping, so in 1907 the coins were struck in low relief. Saint-Gaudens passed away later that year, before he could see his designs in circulation.
It was only in 2009 that the U.S. Mint could deliver the ultra high relief coin of which Roosevelt and Saint-Gaudens dreamt. Saint-Gaudens' original vision finally came to fruition with the release of the 1 oz. Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. The coin required more than a century of technological progress before being minted.
The Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Coin DesignThere are few coins the world over that can compare to the 24-karat 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. That’s because there are few coins that can match this ultra high relief gold coin’s inescapable beauty, craftsmanship, and technological execution.
Obverse Double Eagle Coin Design: Lady LibertyLady Liberty takes center stage on the coin’s obverse. Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ design breathes life into her, bringing her power to the foreground by way of the lit torch and olive branch she carries under the word “LIBERTY.” The ultra high relief minting process Saint-Gaudens so desired early in the 20th century carries Lady Liberty’s portrayal across the finish line with a detail and texture almost never found on a gold coin.
Reverse Double Eagle Coin Design: Eagle in FlightNo other animal represents its country with greater majesty and strength than the American eagle. The reverse of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin reminds us why. It captures our nation’s heraldic eagle in flight against the rays of a rising sun above the words “IN GOD WE TRUST.” When we look at it, we’re looking at a proud representation of young America, just over 130 years old when Saint-Gaudens designed this everlasting tribute.
How Much Do Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins Cost?U.S. Money Reserve's inventory of 24-karat 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagles is unique in that each coin is graded a perfect MS-70 or near-perfect MS-69. They're certified gold coins, which are evaluated and graded for their condition and rarity by a third-party grading service—in this case, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). The higher the grade, the more perfect the coin.
Certified gold coin prices are based on the spot price of gold and a coin's numismatic appeal. When compared to bullion coins, certified gold coins can provide precious metals owners a way to minimize risk and maximize reward over a longer period of time.
Call U.S. Money Reserve to learn more about certified gold coin prices and live pricing on the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. Nearly all modern certified coins sold by U.S. Money Reserve are graded a museum-quality 70 or near-perfect 69. Account Executives are standing by to answer any questions you may have about certified coin prices and availability.
Where Can I Buy Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins?This ultra high relief gold coin combines the leadership of a beloved president, President Theodore Roosevelt, with the artistry and vision of a renowned sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
The visionaries behind this coin never saw its truest form. The countrymen for whom they made it waited more than a century. But you? You can own the remarkable Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin today by contacting U.S. Money Reserve.
2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coins are available over the phone from U.S. Money Reserve. Their gold purity and excellent condition make these high relief coins potentially a great addition to your precious metals strategy.
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