Mercanti - 12th Chief Engraver of the U. Mint About Ultra High Relief Gold Coin: A modern version of the famous United States 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle gold pattern was produced in 2009 at the Philadelphia Mint. It was made to demonstrate how technical advances in minting techniques can now accomodate manufacturing such a coin. The original design was never made for commercial use because it was at the time impossible to make it in sufficient quantities.
Through 21st-century technology the original Saint-Gaudens plasters were digitally mapped by the Mint and used in the die-making process. The date was changed to 2009, and four additional stars were added to represent the current 50 states. Also included was the inscription "In God We Trust" which was not used on the 1907 version. The MMIX Ultra High Relief gold coins are 4mm thick and contain 1 ounce of. 9999 fine gold and are minted at the U.
Actual Gold Weight: 1.0001 oz. The item "2009 $20 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle PCGS MS70 PL Mercanti Signed" is in sale since Friday, June 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Gold\Coins". The seller is "thebullionbrothers" and is located in Anchorage, Alaska. This item can be shipped to United States.