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High relief coins have a design that projects outward from a flat surface. The designs are raised instead of being flat, making high relief coins more like sculptures than traditional coins. Coins minted for circulation need to have the ability to stack on top of each other. Conversely, high relief coins that are struck with no intention of ever being used in commerce can be more intricately designed.

President Roosevelt made it an initiative of his to beautify American coins. This beautification process began with the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. The idea was to have coins designed in high relief that rivaled the gold coins of the ancient Greeks. The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is still considered one of the most, if not the most beautiful coin in the history of American coinage.

Many things have changed since the days of the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle including how the high-relief coins are minted. With new digital dies and high tech presses, coins can be minted with detail that was never before possible. The exquisite detail of the high relief coins make investing and collecting these coins more enjoyable than ever before.




Certified coins in perfect MS70 or PF70 condition are considered actual "museum-quality." With their flawless finish, perfect condition and rarity, they are preferred by both collectors and investors. Since they are true collectibles, they are not as subject to the ups and downs of the commodities market, which has made their value more stable over time than gold bullion alone. The U.S. Gold Bureau recommends these coins as a long-term store of value, to help protect your portfolio from turbulent economic times.