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.
BALTIMORE - The United States Mint chose the Nation’s largest coin show in Baltimore this summer to provide a “golden moment” for visitors by unveiling the much-anticipated 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, a modern version of what many call the most beautiful gold coin ever created: the 1907 Double Eagle. The exhibit at the United States Mint booth displays the development of this modern masterpiece, from its origin as gold bars through test strikes, to the finished, one-ounce 24-karat (.9999 pure) 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin.