Today, US Mint Director Edmund Moy announced the Mint’s intention to recreate what many consider to be America’s most beautiful coin. Augustus Saint Gaudens’ original ultra high relief $20 Gold Double Eagle will be recreated on a 24 karat gold collectible coin expected to be available in 2009.
Director Moy said the following:
We want to spur the highest level of artistic excellence in American coin design. Recreating thousands of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ ultra-high relief Double Eagles will be a defining moment in American coinage.
Here is some additional information on the 1097 Saint Gaudens Ultra High Relief Double Eagle from CoinFacts.com.
2009 is shaping up to be an exciting year for collectors. It will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Cent and bring back one of America’s classics.