Saint-Gaudens 2009 Ultra High Relief

 

2009 ultra high relief Saint-gaudens

In 2009, the United States mint produced the ultra high relief version of the twenty dollar gold piece that Saint-Gaudens had attempted a century earlier. The diamter of the original coin was reduced, resulting in increased thickness, making the high relief easier to strike. The coin was struck in softer, pure gold rather than the original alloy. The coin shows the date in Roman numerals as Sain-Gaudens origianally designed his 1907 coin. The reverse, however, features "In God We Trust," which Saint-Gaudens did not include in his original design. The mint struck and sold 115, 178 of the ultra high relief coins. The coins were sold in a red wood case with a book about the coin.

 

 

Mintmarks

Saint Gaudens Double Eagles were minted in Philadelphia (no mintamark), San Franciso (S), and Denver (D).

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Teddy Roosevelt liked the design of the ten dollar eagle but made one radical suggestion: Add an Indian headdress.

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Neither Augustus St. Gaudens nor Teddy Roosevelt wanted the words In God We Trust on the coins. Click on the link to find out why.

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