2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin Sales End

On December 31, 2009, the United States Mint officially ended sales of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin. This had been one of the highlights of last year’s schedule. It was a recreation of Saint Gaudens’ vision for an ultra high relief $20 gold double eagle coin that could not be realized with the technology of his time.

Ultra High Relief Double Eagle

Sales of the coin had started on January 22, 2009. As expected there was a huge rush of orders from collectors who wanted to own this special issue. In the opening weekend more than 40,000 coins were sold. This is made even more impressive by the one per household ordering limit that was in place at the time.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Gold Coin remained on sale throughout the remainder of the year with some adjustments. When applicable the price of the coin was adjusted based on the average price of gold. This caused the initial ordering price of $1,189 per coin to rise to $1,489 by the end of the year. The household ordering limit was also adjusted from the initial limit of one to ten, then twenty five, and eventually it was removed completely.

The last reported sales before the end of the year was 112,065. While this number is somewhat high, there is likely to always be demand for this special and historic coin, which will hopefully support premiums above value of the one ounce gold content.


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