2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Mintage

On December 31, 2009, the United States Mint ended sales of the popular 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. Until recently, the final report of sales figures through the closing date were not available.

Ultra High Relief Gold

The US Mint recently released this information, indicating that final sales were 115,178. Since this is the final unaudited sales information, the final mintage may be slightly lower due to returns, order cancellations, or other adjustments.

Collectors are already starting to debate whether this level of mintage may impede or support future premiums for the coin on the secondary market. Some argue that a mintage over 100,000 creates a plentiful supply of the coins, and they will be destined to sell for a few hundred dollars above the bullion value.

Others argue that this is a one year only issue of a historic recreation of one of the most beautiful coins of all time. Most buyers are likely to hold the coin in their permanent collection, meaning that only a fraction of the total mintage will ever be offered for sale. The high demand and restrained supply will support greater premiums as time moves on.

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