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Modern Coin Wholesale is honored to offer collectors the opportunity to own a beautiful 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. . The US government guarantees their weight (31.108 grams), content (1 troy ounce of pure gold) and purity (99.99% pure).
It has a face value of $20 US dollars. This 24-karat gold coin is a triumph in coin design representing more than a century in the making partnership between a renowned artist, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and a visionary leader, President Theodore Roosevelt. The coin is a digitally reproduced version which was never released into circulation of Saint-Gaudens’ original ultra-high relief 1907 Double Eagle gold piece. What emerged is known as perhaps the most beautiful coin ever made. It was meant to illustrate America’s national identity visually through its mintage.
In 2008 the original Saint-Gaudens’ coin plasters were digitally mapped and the ultra-high relief sculpture was updated to reflect the year 2009 in Roman numerals (MMIX), an additional four stars were added to represent the last four states admitted to the Union and the inscription “IN GOD WE TRUST” was added, along with a small border to provide a more consistent edge.