Welcome to the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle
Gold Coin Online Exhibit
The United States Mint offered a glimpse of what it has on the horizon when it gave the public a preview of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin at the American Numismatic Association's World's Fair of Money. The fair was held in Baltimore from July 30 to August 3, 2008. Now the opportunity to preview the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is open to everyone via this virtual exhibit.
The museum-like, four-phase exhibit not only showcases the final shimmering product and prototype packaging, but also tells the coin's story—from its origins in pure 24-karat, 27.4-pound gold bars; to the obverse and reverse plaster casts used to create digital maps of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original ultra high relief design; and finally to feasibility and progression strikes and dies. In addition to unveiling the perfected ultra high relief version of what many have called the most beautiful coin ever minted—the 1907 Double Eagle—the exhibit shows people from around the nation and world the very best the United States Mint has to offer through a modern, high-tech minting process.