High Relief Coins

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2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Coin

The Perfect Gold Coin with Superior Growth Potential

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The U.S. Mint announced the plan for the Ultra High Relief in March 2008 and it immediately raised high interest in the gold investment community. The coin was released for public sale the following year and it quickly sold out at the Mint, as investors acquired every coin they could get their hands on. In the following years, demand for the coin has steadily increased, but the supply stays the same, which has driven a consistent increase in the price, making early buyers very happy in the process. Even with the sharp increase in value, there are very few of these coins available in perfect "Mint State 70" condition on the market. All 2009 Ultra High Relief coins are certified in perfect condition and are sealed in a tamper-proof holder to guarantee and preserve the condition.

The coin pays homage to famed mint engraver Augustus Saint Gaudens, who created the legendary Liberty Head Double Eagle, including the 1907 High Relief Double Eagle. The first 2009 Ultra High Relief coin that was made was sent immediately for safekeeping at the Smithsonian Museum. The second coin was preserved by the U.S. Mint to add to its heritage collection.

The special one-year issue coins are struck in solid 24-karat gold on 27 millimeter blanks that are 4 millimeters thick. The Ultra-High Relief coins contain one full ounce of .9999 fine gold and required two strikings of the coin press at a pressure of 65 metric tons to fully bring up the high-relief detail.

Mintage Year Total Mintage Mint State 70 Population
2009 115,178 9,113

Key Facts

  • Of the top 50 highest-priced coins ever, 5 involve the High Relief Double Eagle gold coin.
  • #3 PCGS PF-69 : sold for $2,990,000 in November of 2005
  • #7 PCGS PF-68 : sold for $1,840,000 in January of 2007
  • #20 PCGS PF-67 : sold for $1,210,000 in May of 1999
  • #40 Proof (un-certfied) : sold for $825,000 in December of 1996
  • #50 Proof (un-certfied) : sold for $690,000 in October of 2001

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2015 $100 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin

Artistry, Technology & Long-Term Financial Security from the US Mint

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The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin features the latest and greatest in digital technology from the U.S. Mint. The $100 face value matches the 1oz Platinum American Eagle and represents the highest denomination ever issued on a gold coin in the United States!

The U.S. Mint fulfilled renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ original vision of an ultra high relief double eagle gold coin with the release of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, closing one era of classic American coin design and ushering in a new one.

The High Relief effect is achieved by using a thicker coin and a smaller diameter, allowing for the background of the coin to be concave and giving the portraits and features a raised, more realistic design.

United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz created a stunning new interpretation of Lady Liberty gracing the $100 Liberty 24-karat gold coin, along with a contemporary design depicting an American eagle rising in flight, gripping a branch in its talons as an embodiment of freedom.

Containing one troy ounce of .9999 fine 24–karat gold, these lustrous high relief coins are among the world's purest gold coins making them a treasured addition to any collection or investment portfolio.

Mintage Year Total Mintage Mint State 70 Population
2015 49,325 6,693

Key Facts

  • The U.S. Mint’s first-ever $100 denominated gold coin
  • Renders contemporary designs using the latest in modern digital and manufacturing technology
  • Evokes the ideals of courage, hope and liberty
  • Minted at the U.S. Mint at West Point
  • The 2015 High Relief follows the tradition established by the 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Double Eagle issued in 2009 which is already selling well above its initial offering price.

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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.

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