Collectors will first see the 2009 Ultra-High-Relief Saint-Gaudens $20 gold coin July 30 at ANA’s World’s Fair of Money® in Baltimore.
The United States Mint announced today that Mint Director Ed Moy will reveal the coin, which is a modern version of the 1907 Augustus Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle — often described as the most beautiful gold piece ever made.
The coin will contain one once of 24-karat gold, have a diameter of 27 millimeters, and will be 50 percent thicker than other U.S. one-ounce coins.
The mintage of the new coin will be unlimited for one year and sold only in 2009, unless inventory remains for 2010. Should proposed coin legislation entitled Original Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Ultra-High Relief Palladium Bullion Coin Act become law, palladium versions of the coins will continue past 2010.
A price has not yet been set for the coin, and it will depend on prevailing gold prices at the time coins go on sale.
Time and location for $20 Double Eagle unveiling
The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle gold coin exhibit will remain on display throughout the week at the United States Mint booth on the bourse floor at the World’s Fair of Money. The following time, location and information was provided by the Mint for its initial official unveiling:
United States Mint Provides a Golden Moment, Unveiling the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin Exhibit
United States Mint Director Ed Moy
ANA Executive Director Larry Shepherd & Former ANA Executive Directors
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2008, (Follows Opening Ceremony of the World’s Fair of Money)
United States Mint Booth
World’s Fair of Money
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201