2008-11-26 / Briefly Noted
Reporters to See Historic First Strike of Nation's Most Beautiful Coin
United States Mint at West Point to host strike ceremony
On Monday, November 24, 2008, the historic first production strike of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin took place at West Point. This much anticipated collectible one-ounce 24-karat (.9999 pure) gold coin evokes the 1907 Double Eagle $20 Gold Piece, designed by famed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and considered the most beautiful design ever created.