Ultra High Relief $20 Double Eagle Exhibit Opens in Philadelphia


009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold CoinThe United States Mint on Tuesday opened a new exhibit in Philadelphia that offers a glimpse into the development of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin.

The 2009 gold piece is a modern day recreation of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ designed 1907 $20 Double Eagle — considered by many to be the most beautiful gold coin ever made in the history of U.S. coinage.

Featured display items include:

  • A pencil sketch of an early design by Saint-Gaudens
  • The final digital model used to create the 2009 coin
  • Test blanks, feasibility strikes and progression strikes
  • A set of feasibility dies, a set of the final design dies and a three-part collar segment that forms the raised edge lettering
  • And the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin


"We are proud to give visitors to the United States Mint at Philadelphia a glimpse into our journey to fulfill the dream of Saint-Gaudens and President Theodore Roosevelt," said United States Mint Director Moy in a press statement.


The Mint first unveiled the coin and exhibit at the World’s Fair of Money® last year in Baltimore. A version of the exhibit is available through the US Mint website page, Online Exhibit.

Some $20 Double Eagle resources of interest:

And the US Mint product page for the coin, and to place orders:

2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin

For more information directly from the US Mint, follow its UHR Coin page.

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