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