United States Mint Opens Exhibit Highlighting Journey to Re-create 1907 Double Eagle

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PHILADELPHIA – United States Mint Director Ed Moy opened an exhibit today detailing the development of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, a modern version of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original 1907 Double Eagle $20 gold piece.  The exhibit, previewed at the World’s Fair of Money® last year in Baltimore, is on display at the United States Mint at Philadelphia.  Immediately following the ceremony, reporters and the media got a behind-the-scenes look at coin design using 21st century digital technology used to make the coin possible.


    

HISTORIC FIRST STRIKE OF NATION’S MOST BEAUTIFUL COIN

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WEST POINT, N.Y. -The United States Mint at West Point invited officials from numismatic organizations and reporters to witness the historic first production strike of the highly anticipated 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin today.  The new 24-karat (.9999 pure) gold coin is a modern version of what many call the most beautiful gold piece ever created-Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ 1907 Double Eagle.  The United States Mint will begin taking orders for the new collectible gold coin early next year.