Touch of Gold to L.A. ANA
by U.S. Mint
The Unites States
Mint will feature its 2009 Ultra High Relief
Double Eagle Gold Coin during the American
Numismatic Association's (ANA) World's Fair of
Money at the Los Angeles Convention Center from
August 5 to 9. Visitors to the agency's booth,
#948, may view an exhibit showcasing the
24-karat gold coin's design and development. The
same exhibit was on display at the United States
Mint at Philadelphia from November 2008 through
July 13, 2009.
As a special treat, only in Los Angeles,
visitors to the exhibit will be able to directly
experience the coin's ultra high relief by
touching an actual specimen while wearing
special gloves. United States Mint Police will
be on hand to assist visitors with handling the
actual coins contained in the exhibit.
"We want collectors who didn't get the
opportunity to visit the exhibit in Philadelphia
or at last year's ANA summer convention in
Baltimore to see first-hand how we achieved
Saint-Gaudens' vision," said United States Mint
Director Ed Moy. "Our exhibit showcases the
technological advances we have made to create
bold, new, 21st century coins and medals."
The exhibit also includes replicas of the
obverse and reverse plaster casts used to create
digital maps of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens'
original ultra high relief design, as well as
feasibility and progression strikes and dies.
A limited number of 2009 Ultra High Relief
Double Eagle Gold Coins will be available for
purchase at the United States Mint's booth.
Additional products available for purchase at
the booth will include the following:
2009 United States Mint Proof Set® and United
States Mint Silver Proof SetTM
United States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and
U.S. Territories Quarters Proof SetTM, United
States Mint 2009 District of Columbia and U.S.
Territories Quarters Silver Proof SetTM
Assorted Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse
Gold Coin products
2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar
2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Coin Two-Roll
Set -- "Formative Years"
2009 Native American $1 Coin Rolls (P & D) --
"Three Sisters Agriculture"
Assorted bronze medals -- First Spouses, Dalai
Lama, Abraham Lincoln, Navajo Code Talkers,
Byron Nelson, Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Norman
Borlaug, Dr. Michael DeBakey and others