SKU: NK16681

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This significant coin is regarded as one of the most desirable modern issue coins ever struck and is available for the first time in the NGC Mint Directors Series. Based on the iconic 1907 $20 Saint Gaudens Ultra High Relief pattern coin, (only 2 minted), thought to be the most beautiful coin in mint history. Through 21st century technology and the vision of United States Mint Director Edmund C. Moy, original Saint-Gaudens coin plasters were digitally mapped by the United States Mint. Using the digital design and die-making process, the Saint-Gaudens sculpture in ultra-high relief was updated to reflect the year 2009, an additional four stars to represent the current 50 states, and the inscription "In God We Trust", which was not on the 1907 version.
The unique coin is struck on a double thick planchet composed of one ounce of 24-karat gold and was struck twice under 65 metric tons of pressure. The inscription E Pluribus Unum is engraved on the edge of the coin and the date 2009 is shown in Roman Numerals MMIX.


This coin has superb eye appeal, from a mintage of 114,427 coins, NGC has only certified 2,314 coins about 2% in perfect MS70 condition with the rarely seen PROOF-LIKE (PL) designation. This is the first 2009 $20 UHR PL coin presented in the coveted NGC Mint Directors holders exclusively hand signed by Edmund C. Moy, and David Ryder, two of only thirty-seven people to have held the esteemed position of United States Mint Director since its founding in 1872.



Collector Highlights

Digitally mapped from the original Saint Gaudens coin plasters

Revolutionary high relief strike

Struck under 65 metric tons of pressure

Struck on double thick planchet (coin blank)

Date 2009 shown in Roman Numerals MMIX

W for West Point mintmark

E Pluribus Unum motto engraved on the edge of the coin

Motto In God We Trust added did not appear of the 1907 coin

Perfect MS70 condition with the rarely seen PL designation

Presented for the first time in NGC Mint Directors Series holders

Hand signed by two U.S. Mint Directors  

Absolute rarity



  • Date: 2009
  • Metal: Gold
  • Weight: 1 oz.
  • Mint: West Point
  • Purity: .9999


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