Without question, the most iconic coin design in American history came from Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The man behind the nation’s Gold Double Eagle coin earned accolades for creating a coin design that revolutionized coinage in America. Right now, the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle Coin is available from JM Bullion in original packaging.
- Arrives in its original box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Struck for one year in 2009!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure gold.
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Original design from Saint-Gaudens.
- Obverse features the image of Lady Liberty.
- Reverse includes the American bald eagle in flight.
- Ultra-high-relief striking on 4 MM planchet!
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 nation’s currency to reflect its growing status and be uniquely American in the process.
Saint-Gaudens had a new design completed by 1907 that would be used on the $10 Gold Eagle and $20 Gold Double Eagle. His depiction of Liberty striding forth from the nation’s capital represented the brightness and potential of American growth. The reverse included the iconic American bald eagle.
Unfortunately for Saint-Gaudens, he would not live long enough to see his coin design come to life, passing away from illness just months before the coins went into production at the US Mint and entered circulation.
The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle coin from the United States Mint was struck not to bring back Saint-Gaudens’ iconic design, but rather to bring it 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.
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 nation’s capital. Engravings include the word “Liberty” and the year 2009 in the Roman numerals “MMIX.” There are also 50 stars surrounding Liberty’s image.
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.
Each 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle in this listing arrives in the original mahogany box from the United States Mint for perfect display, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity to validate your purchase.
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