Gaudens had always intended for his coinage to be Ultra High Relief, however the technology was just not there. In 2009, the US Mint used the original Saint design (with a few modifications) to show off the technological advances in the minting process. The 2009 Ultra High Relief is considered a masterpiece and is especially desirable to collectors. The obverse showcases Lady Liberty holding an olive branch and flaming torch in her hands as she strides towards the future.
The background consists of the Capital building with the sun's rays. Inscriptions include the word "LIBERTY" and the year of mintage. The reverse of the coin depicts a hopeful flying eagle, the sun coming up on a new day. Inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, " "IN GOD WE TRUST, " and the denomination. Inscribed on the rim is the famous quote "E PLURIBUS UNUM" which translates to'Out of many, one.The coin pictured is a stock photo and only a representation of the quality of the coin you will receive, not the exact coin (serial numbers may vary). The item "2009 1oz $20 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle NGC MS70PL WithOGP" is in sale since Monday, July 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins".udi6ip" and is located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. This item can be shipped to United States.