The coin is destined to be highly collectable for several reasons. It pays homage to Americas greatest designer; it employs Saint-Gaudens original drawing on both the obverse and revers; it was minted for only one year, it is 24 karat gold (no alloys) and has a purity of.The man behind the nations Gold Double Eagle coin earned accolades for creating a coin design that revolutionized coinage in America. Struck for one year in 2009. Contains 1 Troy oz of. Gaudens Double Eagle did (1907 1928). Obverse features the image of Lady Liberty. Reverse includes the American bald eagle in flight. Ultra-high-relief striking on 4 MM planchet. Coin that was made was sent immediately for safekeeping at the Smithsonian Museum. The second coin was preserved by the U. Mint to add to its heritage collection. The special one-year issue coins are struck in solid 24-karat gold on 27 millimeter blanks that are 4 millimeters thick. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt reached out to Augustus Saint-Gaudens, a renowned artist, to help lead a revival of American coin design. Roosevelt wanted the nations currency to reflect its growing status and to be uniquely American in the process. His depiction of Liberty striding forth from the nations capital represented the brightness and potential of American growth.
The reverse included the iconic American bald eagle. Not live long enough to see his coin design come to life, passing away from illness in 1907 just months before the coins went into production at the US Mint and entered circulation. The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle brings his design to life in the manner he originally intended. Saint-Gaudens' original designs in 1907 called for a high-relief striking, but the US Mint lacked the proper technology at the time to bring his vision to life.My photos are an attempt to convey that this coin has a very wide rim, in high relief. On the obverse of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle is the image of Lady Liberty as she strides confidently forth from the nations capital. Engravings include the word Liberty and the year 2009 in the Roman numerals MMIX. There are now 50 stars surrounding Libertys image, one of the few alterations.
The reverse includes the American bald eagle as it flies over the rising sun, its outstretched rays streaking toward the edges of the coin. The nation of issue, face value, and national motto of In God We Trust are all engraved on this side.
In order to use 1 troy ounce of gold to create an ultra-high relief coin, the coin was made much wider than typical Double eagles. The coin is 4 mm wide (PCGS makes a special slab just for the coin to accommodate the width). As a result, the diameter is smaller that a typical Double Eagle. The coin has turned out to be highly sought-after, and as a result carries a substantial premium only ten years after being minted!
The item "2009 US Gold Ultra High Relief Double Eagle UHR $20.999 pure PCGS MS69 1 OZ" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "mikewest58" and is located in Plainfield, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.