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2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

Legendary Design by
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
The Most Beautiful Coin Ever

In January of 2009, the United States Mint issued the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin.  This coin fulfills Augustus Saint-Gaudens' vision of an ultra high relief coin that could not be realized in 1907 with his legendary Double Eagle liberty design.

Through 21st century technology and the vision of Director Ed Moy, original Saint-Gaudens coin plasters were digitally mapped by the United States Mint.  Using the digital design and die-making process, the Saint-Gaudens sculpture—in ultra high relief—has been updated to reflect the year 2009, an additional four stars to represent the current 50 states, and the inscription "In God We Trust," which was not on the 1907 version.

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Description of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle 

US Mint Information on the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle

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Coin Series Specifications

Description2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle
KM#464
Denomination$20 (Double Eagle)
CountryUnited States
Coinage TypeCommemorative Coinage (1982-Present)
MintU.S. Mint
CompositionGold
Fineness0.999
Diameter27 mm
Description ObverseLiberty holding torch, walking forward
Description ReverseEagle in flight left, sunrise in background
Designer ObverseAugustus Saint-Gaudens
Designer ReverseAugustus Saint-Gaudens
NotesUltra high relief
 

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