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January 2009 Highlights.
1. 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin Has Arrived
2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Obverse.

The much-anticipated Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is now available for sale! The Augustus Saint-Gaudens sculpture – in ultra high relief – has been updated to reflect the year 2009, an additional four stars added to represent the current 50 states, and the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST, which was not on the 1907 version. The coin is minted in 24-karat gold.

For more information or to purchase this once-in-a-lifetime coin, visit the United States Mint Web site today!


2. 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™ Now Available!
2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™.

This set contains six new quarter-dollar coins in proof condition honoring the District of Columbia and the five U.S. Territories: the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. These proof coins are extraordinarily brilliant, with sharp relief and a mirror-like background, and can be purchased today on the United States Mint Web site for $14.95.


3. New Native American $1 Coin For Sale in Rolls
2009 Native American $1 Coin Reverse.

This year marks a change in the Golden Dollar featuring Sacagawea. The reverse of the coin will rotate to feature a new design each year, commemorating important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development of the United States. This year's design, THREE SISTERS AGRICULTURE, depicts a Native American woman planting seeds in a field of corn, beans and squash and the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and $1. This coin is now available on the United States Mint Web site in rolls of $25, from either the United States Mint facility at Philadelphia or Denver.

Additional Product Information:

Also Available in January!

  • Kennedy Half-Dollar Bag and Two-Roll Set – Now Available
  • District of Columbia Bags and Two-Roll Sets – Available January 26
Coming in February!
  • 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set™ – February 10
  • Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Silver Dollar – February 12
  • William Henry Harrison $1 Coin Rolls – February 19


4. What's Up in 2009?
A collage of images including some presidents faces.

Several exciting new circulating coin programs are planned for 2009. Since these are circulating coins, they're a great way for kids to develop an interest in coins and coin-collecting. One great place for kids to learn about these new coins is the United States Mint H.I.P. Pocket Change™ The Coins Are Coming section, where all of the 2009 programs are presented in an easy-to-read format. Different subsections provide information on the four Presidential $1 Coins of 2009, the Native American $1 Coin, the four new one-cent coins based on Abraham Lincoln's life, and the six quarters for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories. For further reading, they can check out the two new commemorative coins of 2009 and the First Spouse Gold Coins in the same section.

Want more information? The latest issue of Making Cents reports on these new programs and more. And the District of Columbia quarter has been chosen as the Coin of the Month. This section highlights the making of our federal city.

Here's another good way to use this information: bookmark The Coins Are Coming and use it as a reference tool as you follow the progress of these national treasures through 2009!


5. Painting with Pixels
A section of a D.C Quarter with drawing tool on the left.

You can really get into the designs on the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories quarters with Painters Studio! Color all six of the quarter designs online with a bucket, pencil, brushes and a wide array of colors. With a color printer, you can even print your artistic expressions! Check out Painters Studio on the Games page.

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2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Obverse. 2009 District of Columbia & U.S. Territories Quarters Proof Set™. 2009 Native American $1 Coin Reverse. A collage of images including some presidents faces. A section of a D.C Quarter with drawing tool on the left.
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