HISTORIC FIRST STRIKE OF NATION’S MOST BEAUTIFUL COIN

Mint Seal

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.