US Mint 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and Silver Medal?

by Mike Unser on July 18, 2014 · 13 comments

2009 $20 Gold Double Eagle

The Mint’s last ultra-high relief product was the very popular 2009 $20 Gold Double Eagle

On Thursday, July 17, the U.S. Mint announced that the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) will discuss a "potential 2015 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Coin and accompanying silver medal."

The CCAC will hold the public meeting via teleconference at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

This is likely to be the most interesting CCAC event since its meeting in April when the body proposed a replacement design for the reverse of American Silver Eagles.

Interested collectors, or anyone else for that matter, may sit in on the discussion. It will be held in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Mint Headquarters in the South Conference Room on the fifth floor at 801 Ninth St. NW. Officially, the purpose of this meeting is to conduct business related to the CCAC’s responsibility to advise the Secretary of the Treasury on themes and designs pertaining to United States coinage.

The U.S. Mint’s last ultra-high relief product was the 2009 $20 24K Gold Ultra-High Relief Double Eagle Coin which was a recreation of the famed Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ designed 1907 $20 Double Eagle gold piece (www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/ultrahigh). It turned into a huge hit. Collectors drove its final unaudited sales to 115,178.

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RonnieBGood
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RonnieBGood

Yes!
5 per household and keep the mintages low!

art
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art

yep yep yep! Cant wait.

Joe
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Joe

I hope it’s late in 2015 so I can save up to buy some.

al
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al

I am hoping for the replacement design for the reverse of ASE to take effect in 2015.

Wdg5
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Wdg5

Ditto there Art, can’t wait.

JesustheLionofJudah
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JesustheLionofJudah

I’d say 10 per household, mintage of 50,000, for both gold and silver.

Johnny U
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Johnny U

There will be no limits. Maybe 250K on silver

RonnieBGood
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RonnieBGood

The limit of 5 Gold coins per household gives the individual a better chance of getting one. Most collectors will get only one or two due to the cost. 10 Gold coins per household would total close to $17,000 (at current prices) if the gold coin weight is 1 Troy Ounce.

Louis G
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Louis G

I would prefer to see the U.S. gold buffalo coin designed into an ultra high relief version in 2015 instead of another double eagle.

art
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art

How about a RP double eagle

A&L Futures
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A&L Futures

How will the 2015 UHR affect the current price of 2009 UHRs? IMO, those holding “high-end” 09 UHRs (e.g., PCGS/NGC MS70PLs) should unload them at the first sign of a 2015 release.

Annie
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Annie

Please do not produce medal. Produce coin.

Annie
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Annie

no mention of what condition for those high relief coins. Proof or uncirculated or both?. Anyone?.