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Reed's NGC Graded Coins & Medals with Low Populations

Owner:  J Reed
Last Modified:  5/12/2022
Set Description
MY NGC graded coins with low populations.

Set Goals
To continue adding to my collection coins with low populations because of either a low mintage or coin attributions, choice of rarely picked labels, a lower grade, a special designation, signed labels, numbered coa's, or a combination of one or more of the above.

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View Coin Lowest pop in collection United States $5 2020 W Basketball Hall of Fame Tip Off Releases NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 4

2020 W $5 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME TIP OFF RELEASES.

The US Mint released the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame $5 gold coin on June 4th, 2020. The IPO was $ 644.50; the price of gold was $ 1,712.20. US Mint sales as of January 16th, 2022 stand at 8,072 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 2nd United States G$50 2020 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 6

Fifteenth year of issue. The new key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2020 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 9, 2020. The IPO for the release day was an historic $2,315.00 as the price of gold at $1,683.80 was the highest of any release day in the history of the Buffalo Proof up to and including this mintage. If that wasn't enough of a price shock to Buffalo lovers from what I have seen in the chat boards, when gold spiked 5 days later at $1,726.40, Buffalo lovers must have been stunned when the price jumped to $2,415.00. On August 5th, 2020 the US Mint raised the price to $2,665.00. A $350.00 increase in less than four months since the release day.

Now something didn't seem right about the release price and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who felt this way. In 2012 on release day the price of gold was $1,658.02 and the 2012 Buffalo Proof was priced just 18.2% over the price of gold at $1,960.00. Fast forward to April 9, 2020 and the price of gold is just $25.78 higher than 2012, yet the 2020 Buffalo Proof at $2,315.00 is $355.00 higher than the 2012 Proof; 37.5% higher than the release day price of gold. One other item as food for thought. Since 2008 the 1 oz Gold Buffalo Proof has come in a costly custom elegant hardwood display box. The 2020 Presentation Case for those who haven't seen the " New compact-sized packaging", is a significant reduction in production cost.

First reported sales figures from the US Mint on April 12, 2020 show the price impact on coin purchases with only 5,104 coins sold. This is the first and only Buffalo that was available from the US Mint for only six months. The coin was listed as unavailable in October and changed to sold out in November.

This coin will remain the Key Date for at least another year as sales for the 2021 Buffalo Proof have reached 16,854 coins sold.

Below are the US Mint consolidated monthly and weekly sales updates that show the slow pace at which the 2020 Buffalo Proof sold during 2020.

April 26th update: 1,413 additional coins.
May 31st update: 1,044 additional coins.
June 28th update: 671 additional coins.
July 26th update: 787 additional coins.
August 30 update: 2,611 additional coins.
Sept 6th update: 133 additional coins.
Sept 13th update: 116 additional coins.
Sept 20th update: 10 additional coins.
Sept 27th update: 4 additional coins.
October 4 update: 0 additional coins.
November 22 update: -6 additional coins.

November 3rd the US Mint listed the 2020 Proof Buffalo as "Sold Out".

Total sales for this key date coin reached 11,887 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 3rd-Tied United States G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 18

1st Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The IPO for the release day was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
View Coin 3rd-Tied United States G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 18

1st Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The IPO for the release day was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
View Coin 4th-Tied United States S$1 2014 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 23

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
View Coin 4th-Tied United States S$1 2014 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 23

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
View Coin 5th United States G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Denver NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 26

1st Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
View Coin 6th-Tied United States G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Washington NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 27

1st Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 6th-Tied GREAT BRITAIN - DECIMAL G25PND 2020 G.britain Mayflower-US Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 27

First American-British pairing of two gold coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 1,500.00; the price of gold was $ 1,883.74.

Sales as of August 29th, 2021 have reached 4,743 sets sold of the product limit of 4,850.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 7th United States G$50 2019 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day - Philadelphia NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 28

1st Semi-Key Date

Fourteenth year of issue. The former key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2019 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 12, 2019. The release day price was $1,660.00; the price of gold was $1,290.40. A year after the release, the price sky rocketed to $2,415 as gold had soared upward. Total sales reported by the US Mint reached 14,844 coins sold. A new record low for the third year in a row.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coin
View Coin 8th United States $10 2020 W Mayflower-US Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 29

First American-British pairing of two gold coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

The 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 1,500.00; the price of gold was $ 1,883.74.

Sales as of August 29th, 2021 have reached 4,743 sets sold of the product limit of 4,850.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 9th-Tied United States 5C 2020 W First Releases First "W" Rev PF Nickel NGC RP 68 POPULATION: 35

Total sales for the First "W" MM Reverse Proof Nickel reached 313,183 coins sold.
View Coin 9th-Tied United States $1 2021 'O' Morgan New Orleans Privy Mark First Releases NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 35

100th Anniversary of the Morgan Dollar

The Morgan Dollar was a product of the largest silver strike in the world, the Comstock Lode in 1859 that flooded silver into the market until the early 1900s.

The 1893 O is the rarest of the New Orleans Morgan Dollars with a mintage of only 300,000 coins struck.

Total sales for this variety have reached 173,540 coins sold of the mintage limit of 175,000.

Sources: US Mint,
View Coin 10th United States G$100 2021 W High Relief - .9999 Fine First Day of Issue NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 50

Seventh release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ is struck in 24-karat gold. The obverse (heads) features a wild American Mustang horse, bucking off a western-style saddle, evoking the throwing off of the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution. The horse is centered on a rising sun. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

The reverse (tails) features a close-up view of an eagle. Inscriptions include "E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ.," ".9999 FINE GOLD," "$100," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin was released on August 19th 2021. The release day price was $2,715.00; the price of gold was $1,779.04. A sellout of the US Mints inventory occurred very quickly after sales opened. The current sales total from the US Mint April 10, 2022 sales report for this low mintage coin is 12,295 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief Sales.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Source: US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 11th United States S$1 2012 S EAGLE SAN FRANCISCO EAGLE SET NGC PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 54

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
View Coin 12th GREAT BRITAIN - DECIMAL S2PND 2020 G.britain Mayflower-US Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 56

First American-British pairing of two Silver coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 150.00; the price of silver was $ 25.90.

Sales as of August 29th, 2021 have reached 9,072 sets sold of the
product limit of 9,200.

Sources; US Mint, USA Silver
View Coin 13th United States $5 2020 W Basketball Hall of Fame First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 65

2020 W $5 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME TIP OFF RELEASES.

The US Mint released the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame $5 gold coin on June 4th, 2020. The release day price was $ 644.50; the price of gold was $ 1,712.20. US Mint sales as of January 16th, 2022 stand at 8,072 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 14th United States G$50 2018 Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day of Issue NGC MS 70 POPULATION: 67

Thirteenth year of the Series

Total sales for the 2018 Bullion Gold Buffalo reached 121,500 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 15th United States 25C 2021 S Silver Tuskegee Airmen Limited Edition Set - FR NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 70

Total sales for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set reached 48,374 sets sold.
View Coin 16th-Tied United States G$50 2020 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 73

Fifteenth year of issue. The new key date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2020 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 9, 2020. The IPO for the release day was an historic $2,315.00 as the price of gold at $1,683.80 was the highest of any release day in the history of the Buffalo Proof up to and including this mintage. If that wasn't enough of a price shock to Buffalo lovers from what I have seen in the chat boards, when gold spiked 5 days later at $1,726.40, Buffalo lovers must have been stunned when the price jumped to $2,415.00. On August 5th, 2020 the US Mint raised the price to $2,665.00. A $350.00 increase in less than four months since the release day.

Now something didn't seem right about the release price and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who felt this way. In 2012 on release day the price of gold was $1,658.02 and the 2012 Buffalo Proof was priced just 18.2% over the price of gold at $1,960.00. Fast forward to April 9, 2020 and the price of gold is just $25.78 higher than 2012, yet the 2020 Buffalo Proof at $2,315.00 is $355.00 higher than the 2012 Proof; 37.5% higher than the release day price of gold. One other item as food for thought. Since 2008 the 1 oz Gold Buffalo Proof has come in a costly custom elegant hardwood display box. The 2020 Presentation Case for those who haven't seen the " New compact-sized packaging", is a significant reduction in production cost.

First reported sales figures from the US Mint on April 12, 2020 show the price impact on coin purchases with only 5,104 coins sold. This is the first and only Buffalo that was available from the US Mint for only six months. The coin was listed as unavailable in October and changed to sold out in November.

This coin will remain the Key Date for at least another year as sales for the 2021 Buffalo Proof have reached 16,854 coins sold.

Below are the US Mint consolidated monthly and weekly sales updates that show the slow pace at which the 2020 Buffalo Proof sold during 2020.

April 26th update: 1,413 additional coins.
May 31st update: 1,044 additional coins.
June 28th update: 671 additional coins.
July 26th update: 787 additional coins.
August 30 update: 2,611 additional coins.
Sept 6th update: 133 additional coins.
Sept 13th update: 116 additional coins.
Sept 20th update: 10 additional coins.
Sept 27th update: 4 additional coins.
October 4 update: 0 additional coins.
November 22 update: -6 additional coins.

November 3rd the US Mint listed the 2020 Proof Buffalo as "Sold Out".

Total sales for this key date coin reached 11,887 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 16th Tied United States G$50 2020 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 73

Fifteenth year of issue. The new Key Date Buffalo Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2020 Gold Buffalo Proof on April 9, 2020. The release day price was an historic $2,315.00 as the price of gold at $1,683.80 was the highest of any release day in the history of the Buffalo Proof up to and including this mintage. If that wasn't enough of a price shock to Buffalo lovers from what I have seen in the chat boards, when gold spiked 5 days later at $1,726.40, Buffalo lovers must have been stunned when the price jumped to $2,415.00. On August 5th, 2020 the US Mint raised the price to $2,665.00. A $350.00 increase in less than four months.

Now something didn't seem right about the release price and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who felt this way. In 2012 on release day the price of gold was $1,658.02 and the 2012 Buffalo Proof was priced just 18.2% over the price of gold at $1,960.00. Fast forward to April 9, 2020 and the price of gold is just $25.78 higher than 2012, yet the 2020 Buffalo Proof at $2,315.00 is $355.00 higher than the 2012 Proof; 37.5% higher than the release day price of gold. One other item as food for thought. Since 2008 the 1 oz Gold Buffalo Proof has come in a costly custom elegant hardwood display box. The 2020 Presentation Case for those who haven't seen the " New compact-sized packaging", is a significant reduction in production cost.

First reported sales figures from the US Mint on April 12, 2020 show the price impact on coin purchases with only 5,104 coins sold. This is the first and only Buffalo that was available from the US Mint for only six months. The coin was listed as unavailable in October and changed to sold out in November.

This coin will remain the Key Date for at least another year as sales for the 2021 Buffalo Proof have reached 16,854 coins sold.

Below are the US Mint consolidated monthly and weekly sales updates that show the slow pace at which the 2020 Buffalo Proof sold during 2020.

April 26th update: 1,413 additional coins.
May 31st update: 1,044 additional coins.
June 28th update: 671 additional coins.
July 26th update: 787 additional coins.
August 30 update: 2,611 additional coins.
Sept 6th update: 133 additional coins.
Sept 13th update: 116 additional coins.
Sept 20th update: 10 additional coins.
Sept 27th update: 4 additional coins.
October 4 update: 0 additional coins.
November 22 update: -6 additional coins.

November 3rd the US Mint listed the 2020 Proof Buffalo as "Sold Out".

Total sales for this Key Date coin reached 11,887 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 17th United States Medal 2020 Silver Mayflower-US Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 74

First American-British pairing of two Silver coins in the same set with individually numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

The 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Silver set was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 150.00; the price of silver was $25.90.

Sales as of the August 29th, 2021 have reached 9,072 sets sold of the
product limit of 9,200.

Sources; US Mint, USA Silver
View Coin 18th United States S$1 2021 W Eagle Heraldic Eagle T-1 Limited Edition Set - FR NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 94

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created.

The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.

Total sales for this set have reached 48,374 sets sold and the current mintage total for this variety from the May 1, 2022 US Mint sales report have reached 299,507 coins sold.
View Coin 19th Tied United States G$50 2021 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 95

Fifteenth Anniversary of the Gold American Buffalo.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2021 W Gold Buffalo Proof on May 13th, 2021. The release day price for the second consecutive year was a new historic high of $2,740.00. The price of gold that morning when I checked was $1,821.70; a new high for gold on release day of the Buffalo Proof. Like myself I'm sure that many of my fellow Buffalo lovers were stunned at the release price. I was shocked the morning of release day when I reviewed the US Mint pricing grid and discovered that it had been completely restructured for all gold coins across the board. $2,740.00 for the latest release; sales at this price could be greatly impacted. On the plus side, all of our other Buffalos, Bullion and Proofs are worth a lot more.

Before the 2021 Buffalo Proof went to unavailable status it hit a record price of $2,890.00. The coin is now listed as sold out and the total mintage posted by the US Mint is 16,854 coins sold.

With the release of the 2022 Buffalo Proof just days away there is a good chance that record high price will be shattered.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 19th Tied United States G$50 2021 W Buffalo .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 95

Fifteenth Anniversary of the Gold American Buffalo.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. His work is integral to many of Washington, D.C.'s most iconic structures. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring Mr. Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

US Coin Designer and Engraver James Earle Fraser was born on November 4, 1876 in the city of Winona, Minnesota. He was raised in the frontier and among the Sioux Indians and other Native Americans. Minnesota at that time was part of the Western Frontier of America where James witnessed the displacement of the American Indian and the life and fall of the American Bison of the prairies which gives us insight into his inspiration for the coins design.

The US Mint released the 2021 W Gold Buffalo Proof on May 13th, 2021. The IPO on release day for the second consecutive year was a new historic high of $2,740.00. The price of gold that morning when I checked was $1,821.70; a new high for gold on release day of the Buffalo Proof. Like myself I'm sure that many of my fellow Buffalo lovers were stunned at the release price. I was shocked the morning of release day when I reviewed the US Mint pricing grid and discovered that it had been completely restructured for all gold coins across the board. $2,740.00 for the latest release; sales at this price could be greatly impacted. On the plus side, all of our other Buffalos, Bullion and Proofs are worth a lot more.

Before the 2021 Buffalo Proof went to unavailable status it hit a record price of $2,890.00. The coin is now listed as sold out and the total mintage posted by the US Mint is 16,854 coins sold.

With the release of the 2022 Buffalo Proof just days away there is a good chance that record high price will be shattered.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 20th United States G$5 2021 W Eagle Family of Eagles T-1 FR Gold Design Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 97

2021 W EAGLE G$5 FAMILY OF EAGLES T-1 FR GOLD DESIGN SET

The US Mint released the 2021 W Eagle G$5 1/10oz Gold Design Set on August 5th 2021. The IPO on release was $645.00: the price of gold was $1,803.55. Enthusiasm sold out the set in the first hour. Total sales reached 4,974 sets purchased of the US Mint product limit of 5,000.
View Coin 21st United States G$5 2021 W Eagle Eagle Portrait T-2 FR Gold Design Set NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 104

2021 W EAGLE G$5 EAGLE PORTRAIT T-2 FR GOLD DESIGN SET

The US Mint released the 2021 W Eagle G$5 1/10oz Gold Design Set on August 5th 2021. The IPO on release was $645.00: the price of gold was $1,803.55. Enthusiasm sold out the set in the first hour. Total sales reached 4,974 sets purchased of the US Mint product limit of 5,000.
View Coin 22nd United States G$100 2015 W HIGH RELIEF - .9999 FINE EARLY RELEASES NGC MS 70 PL POPULATION: 107

Third release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

The United States Mint open sales for the 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin on July 30. Following the release of Augustus Saint Gaudens 2009 UHR $20 Gold Coin, this is the third in a series of new High and Ultra High Relief Gold coins the US Mint will release in the future. Ironically the coins obverse sculptor-engraver, Phebe Hemphill, has a distant connection to Augustus Saint Gaudens. Phebe's great-great aunt, Martha Jackson Cornwell, worked with Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

The coin’s obverse (heads side) design depicts a “modern” Liberty, portrayed standing, crowned with leaves, holding the American flag and a torch. Inscriptions are “Liberty,” “In God We Trust,” and “2015.” The obverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Justin Kunz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Phebe Hemphill.

The coin’s reverse (tails side) design depicts an American eagle rising in flight, gripping a branch in its talons. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “1 OZ.,” “.9999 FINE GOLD.” and “ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.” The reverse was designed by AIP artist Paul C. Balan and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Don Everhart.

The 2015 American Liberty High Relief $100.00 Gold coin was released by the US Mint on July 30, 2015. The release day price was $1,490.00; the price of gold was $1,088.43. Enthusiasm for the new coin was high as total sales for this next generation high relief reached 49,325 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief sales updated weekly.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 23rd United States 50C 2021 S Silver Limited Edition Set First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 116

Total sales for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set reached 48,374 sets sold.
View Coin 24th United States $10 2020 W Mayflower Voyage 400th Anniversary NGC RP 70 POPULATION: 131

The 2020 Mayflower 400th Anniversary Gold Reverse Proof coin was release by the US Mint on December 17th, 2020. The IPO on release day was $ 715.00; the price of gold was $ 1,883.74.

Sales as of June 13th, 2021 have reached 4,881 coins sold of the mintage limit of 5,000.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 25th United States S$1 2021 S Eagle Eagle Landing T-2 Limited Edition Set - FR NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 137

The obverse design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947.

The coin’s obverse, Adolph A. Weinman's 1916 second winning design chosen by The Commission of Fine Arts was actually inspired by a real person named Elsie K Stevens. Weinman sculpted a bust of her 3 years earlier in 1913. Mrs. Stevens was a tenant above Mr. Weinman's studio in New York City which is how they met. The Silver American Eagle presents Mrs. Stevens full figure striding left towards the sun carrying branches of laurel and oak in her arms to symbolize both civil and military glory. As Liberty she wears a Phrygian cap on her head and an armored plate on her chest over her gown, with the American flag behind her. Obverse inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

The reverse of the coin, a new design ( designated T-2 ), features an eagle as it approaches a landing carrying an oak branch from AIP designer Emily Damstra and sculpted by Mint Medallic Artist Michael Gaudioso.

I was surprised by how much I liked the new, more realistic depiction of the American Bald Eagle on the reverse while holding the new design in my hand for the very first time.

Total sales for this set have reached 48,374 sets sold and the current mintage total for this variety from the May 1, 2022 sales report have reached 198,007 coins sold.
View Coin 26th-Tied United States S$1 2011 EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 155
View Coin 26th-Tied United States S$1 2011 EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 155
View Coin 27th United States 25C 2021 S Silver Crossing the Delaware Limited Edition Set - FR NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 161

Total sales for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set reached 48,374 sets sold.
View Coin 28th United States G$100 2021 W High Relief - .9999 Fine First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 181

Seventh release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ is struck in 24-karat gold. The obverse (heads) features a wild American Mustang horse, bucking off a western-style saddle, evoking the throwing off of the yoke of British rule during the American Revolution. The horse is centered on a rising sun. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” and “2021.”

The reverse (tails) features a close-up view of an eagle. Inscriptions include "E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ.," ".9999 FINE GOLD," "$100," and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

The 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin was released on August 19th 2021. The release day price was $2,715.00; the price of gold was $1,779.04. A sellout of the US Mints inventory occurred very quickly after sales opened. The current sales total from the US Mint April 10, 2022 sales report for this low mintage coin is 12,295 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief Sales.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Source: US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 29th United States G$10 2018 W High Relief - .9999 Fine NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 188

Fifth release of the new American Liberty High Relief series.

Fractional version of the 2017 Coin Of The Year Winner

The fractional American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coins are minted in 99.99% 24–karat gold, in high–relief, with raised edge lettering, and a proof finish.

Obverse Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill Medallic Artist, Designer: Justin Kunz, Artistic Infusion Program.
Reverse Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist. Designer: Chris Costello, Artistic Infusion Program

The 2018 American Liberty High Relief fractional $10.00 Gold coin was released by the US Mint on February 8, 2018. The release day price was $215.00; the price of gold was $1,322.05. Enthusiasm for this 1/10 oz. $10 coin brought total sales as of May 15, 2022 to 48,176 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief sales updated weekly.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 30th United States G$25 2020 W End of WW2 75th Anniversary First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 201

This is a bittersweet coin to honor and remember those Americans who fought one of the greatest threats our country and the world has ever faced. One of those Americans lost was my moms brother, an uncle that I would never meet.

The obverse (heads) design features an eagle in flight grasping an olive branch, symbolizing peace, in its right talon. The design is inspired by the 1945 version of the Great Seal of the United States, where the eagle faces to the right, toward the olive branch. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “1945,” and “WORLD WAR II.”

The reverse (tails) design echoes the sun element featured on the obverse of the 1945 World War II Victory Medal. The sun from that medal has, 75 years later, risen to noon day brilliance. It shines on the symbolic olive branches on the left. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” 75th ANNIVERSARY,” “2020,” “AU 24K 1/2 OZ.,” and “$25.”

The US Mint released the 2020 End of WW2 1/2 oz. 24K Gold Coin on November 9th, 2020. The release day price was $ 1,335.00; the price of gold was $ 1,870.55. The US Mint underestimated the demand as many were unable to purchase this coin directly from the mint and had to resort to the secondary markets to add this coin to their collections.

Total sales from the US Mint sales report dated February 13, 2022 show that 7,366 coins have been sold of the product limit of 7,500.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 31st United States 10C 2021 S Silver Limited Edition Set First Releases NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 211

Total sales for the 2021 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set reached 48,374 sets sold.
View Coin 32nd United States S$1 2006 W EAGLE BURNISHED SILVER EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 221

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.



Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
View Coin 33rd United States G$20 2009 ULTRA HIGH NGC MS 70 DPL POPULATION: 260

First release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

Chosen by Theodore Roosevelt to redesign the coinage of the nation at the beginning of the 20th century, Augustus Saint-Gaudens produced an ultra high-relief $20 gold piece that was adapted into a flattened-down version by the United States Mint. The ultra high-relief coin took up to 11 strikes to bring up the details, and only 20 or so of these coins were minted in 1907. The Ultra High Reliefs did not stack properly and were deemed unfit for commerce. They are highly sought-after today; one sold in a 2005 auction for $2,990,000.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is a digitally reproduced version of sculptor Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ original ultra high relief 1907 Double Eagle gold piece, never issued into circulation. On the coin’s obverse, Saint–Gaudens shows Liberty, personified by a statuesque woman striding forward. A young eagle flying during a sunrise is depicted on the reverse. The original 1907 Double Eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin ever produced in the United States. Despite Saint–Gaudens’ artistic masterpiece, however, the minting process at the time did not allow for mass production of ultra high relief coins, and his artistic vision was never fully realized.

Through 21st century design and technology, the original Saint–Gaudens coin plasters were digitally mapped, and the ultra high relief sculpture was updated to reflect the year “2009” in Roman numerals (MMIX). Four stars were added to the design to represent the last four states admitted to the Union. The inscription IN GOD WE TRUST, which was not on the 1907 version, also was added, along with a small border to provide a more consistent edge. Featured in raised lettering on the edge of the coin is the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM, with each letter separated by a star.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief $20 Gold Eagle was released by the US Mint on January 22, 2009. The release day price was $1,189.00; the price of gold was $855.70. Excitement for this new gold masterpiece boosted sales to 115,178 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief sales updated weekly.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 34th-Tied United States S$1 2009 EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 296
View Coin 34th-Tied United States S$1 2009 EAGLE NGC MS 68 POPULATION: 296
View Coin 35th United States G$10 2008 W BUFFALO .9999 FINE NGC PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 302

First and only year for the Fractional American Buffalo Gold Proof.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

On July 11th, 2008 the United States Mint announced that it would begin accepting orders for fractional weights of the American Buffalo Gold Coin, available in proof and for the first and only time, W mint mark uncirculated versions on July 22nd. Both versions of the coin will be offered in four sizes; one ounce ($50 denomination), one–half ounce ($25 denomination), one–quarter ounce ($10 denomination) and one–tenth ounce ($5 denomination), as well as in four coin sets that contain one coin in each size.

This was the first and only year for the 2008 $10 Gold Proof Buffalo as late in the year the US Mint decided to cancel production of the fractional Gold Proof coins. This announcement boosted sales until the coin sold out.

The release day price of the 1/4 oz. $10 Buffalo Proof on July 22, 2008 was $329.95; the price of gold was $942.20. Sales after the announcement that the $10 coin would no longer be produced reached 13,125 coins sold.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 36th United States $5 2020 W Basketball Hall of Fame First Day of Issue NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 309

2020 W $5 BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME FIRST DAY OF ISSUE.

The US Mint released the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame $5 gold coin on June 4th, 2020. The IPO was $ 644.50; the price of gold was $ 1,712.20. US Mint sales as of January 16th, 2022 stand at 8,072 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 37th United States G$50 2014 W BUFFALO .9999 FINE FIRST RELEASES NGC PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 317

Ninth year of issue.

James Earle Fraser was an American sculptor during the first half of the 20th century. He was an important member of the Commission of Fine Arts; the organization that selects the winning design from all submissions for all new coins to be minted. The American Buffalo is a 24-karat gold coin featuring James Fraser's designs based on the original 1913 Type I Buffalo nickel.

The US Mint released the 2014 Gold Proof Buffalo on May 8, 2014. The release day price was $1,640.00; the price of gold was $1,289.39. Total sales for the 2014 Gold Proof dropped again as the excitement had worn off from the release of the 2013 Reverse Proof. With the mild frenzy of 2013 over, sales returned to 2012 levels at 20,557 coins sold.

Buffalo Proof Ultra Cameo Mintages

2006 246,267
2007 58,998
2008 $5 18,884
2008 $10 13,125
2008 $25 12,169
2008 Proof Set 7,803
2008 18,863
2009 49,306
2010 49,263
2011 28,683
2012 19,715
2013 18,584
2013 RP 47,836
2014 20,557
2015 16,591
2016 21,878
2017 15,810
2018 15,756
2019 14,884
2020 11,887
2021 16,854

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
View Coin 38th United States G$100 2019 W High Relief - .9999 Fine Early Releases NGC SP 70 ENHANCED FINISH POPULATION: 322

Sixth release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

A very rare, beautiful coin.

This coin didn't start out as one of my favorites but that changed quickly. I have grown to love and appreciate the fine detail of Richard Masters contemporary and elegant Lady Liberty; a design that brings her into the 21st century. His new Lady Liberty complements beautifully Donna Weaver's bold and powerful American Eagle, the best minted version of an American Eagle that I have ever seen, struck in high relief. This coin holdered, needs to be held in your hand for close inspection to appreciate the extra fine and bold detail masterfully crafted by its designers and sculptors.

The 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin™ is struck in 24-karat gold. The obverse (heads) features Liberty with 13 rays of light emanating along her headdress, symbolizing the free and creative spirit of America's people. The reverse (tails) features a bald eagle as it prepares to land.

Obverse Sculptor: Joseph Menna, Medallic Artist
Designer: Richard Masters, Artistic Infusion Program

Reverse Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist
Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program

The 2019 American Liberty High Relief $100.00 Gold coin was released by the US Mint on August 15, 2019. The IPO for the release day was $1,940.00; the price of gold was $1,526.59. Fast forward to April 16, 2020 and the US Mint list price shot up to $2,440.00 as gold had sky rocketed upward. On August 5th, 2020 the US Mint raised the price to $2,690.00. With the restructuring of the US Mint price grid on May 13th, 2021 the record high list price went to $2,815.00. An $875.00 increase since the IPO on August 15, 2019.

Enthusiasm for this beautiful sixth new High Relief dropped bringing total sales as of July 18th, 2021 to 24,609 coins.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief sales updated weekly.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 39th United States G$20 2009 ULTRA HIGH NGC MS 70 PL POPULATION: 324

First release of the new American Liberty Gold High Relief series.

Chosen by Theodore Roosevelt to redesign the coinage of the nation at the beginning of the 20th century, Augustus Saint-Gaudens produced an ultra high-relief $20 gold piece that was adapted into a flattened-down version by the United States Mint. The ultra high-relief coin took up to 11 strikes to bring up the details, and only 20 or so of these coins were minted in 1907. The Ultra High Reliefs did not stack properly and were deemed unfit for commerce. They are highly sought-after today; one sold in a 2005 auction for $2,990,000.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin is a digitally reproduced version of sculptor Augustus Saint–Gaudens’ original ultra high relief 1907 Double Eagle gold piece, never issued into circulation. On the coin’s obverse, Saint–Gaudens shows Liberty, personified by a statuesque woman striding forward. A young eagle flying during a sunrise is depicted on the reverse. The original 1907 Double Eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin ever produced in the United States. Despite Saint–Gaudens’ artistic masterpiece, however, the minting process at the time did not allow for mass production of ultra high relief coins, and his artistic vision was never fully realized.

Through 21st century design and technology, the original Saint–Gaudens coin plasters were digitally mapped, and the ultra high relief sculpture was updated to reflect the year “2009” in Roman numerals (MMIX). Four stars were added to the design to represent the last four states admitted to the Union. The inscription IN GOD WE TRUST, which was not on the 1907 version, also was added, along with a small border to provide a more consistent edge. Featured in raised lettering on the edge of the coin is the inscription E PLURIBUS UNUM, with each letter separated by a star.

The 2009 Ultra High Relief $20 Gold Eagle was released by the US Mint on January 22, 2009. The release day price was $1,189.00; the price of gold was $855.70. Excitement for this new gold masterpiece boosted sales to 115,178 coins sold.

Comparative Modern Gold High Relief sales updated weekly.

2009 UHR Double Eagle: 115,178 coins sold.
2014 HR Kennedy: 72,696 coins sold.
2015 HR Liberty: 49,325 coins sold.
2017 HR Liberty: 35,434 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,176 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,295 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold
View Coin 40th United States S$1 2000 P EAGLE NGC PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO POPULATION: 396

The design of the Silver Eagle is taken from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. This coin was issued for circulation in the United States from 1916 to 1947. It was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and is considered to be one of the most beautiful US coin designs ever created. The reverse of the coin, featuring a heraldic eagle, was designed by John Mercanti specifically for the series.

The US Mint offered the 2000 Silver Eagle Proof for $24.00. Total mintage for the Proof reached 600,743 coins.

Sources: US Mint, Guide to American Silver Eagle Coins, Key Date Coins
View Coin 41st United States 25C 2016 W 24K GOLD 1/4oz EARLY RELEASES NGC SP 70 POPULATION: 427

The Standing Liberty Centennial Gold Coin is the second of three 24-karat gold coins the United States Mint issued in 2016 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of three iconic coin designs that were first issued in 1916.

Its obverse (heads) design depicts Liberty holding a shield and an olive branch as she steps through an opening in a wall bearing 13 stars.

Its reverse (tails) design depicts an eagle in flight flanked by 13 stars. Additional inscriptions to the originals include “AU,” “24K,” and “1/4 OZ.”

Both the obverse and reverse are by sculptor Hermon A. MacNeil.

Hermon Atkins MacNeil's 1916 winning design chosen by The Commission of Fine Arts kept Adolph Weinman from a clean sweep for the new coin designs of 1916. Hermon also was mentored by Augustus Saint Gaudens and knew Adolph well. Mr. MacNeil is best known for designing the Standing Liberty quarter, struck by the Mint from 1916-1930; and for sculpting Justice, the Guardian of Liberty on the east pediment of the United States Supreme Court building.

The US Mint released the Centennial Gold Quarter on September 8, 2016. The release day price was $485.00; the price of gold was $1,338.34. Enthusiasm for the new Gold Quarter helped boost sales to 91,752 coins sold as posted in the US Mint sales report dated March 5th, 2018.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold, NGC Coin Explorer
View Coin 42nd United States G$50 2019 Buffalo .9999 Fine First Day of Issue NGC MS 70 POPULATION: 559

Key Date for the 1oz Bullion Uncirculated; no mint mark.

Fourteenth year of the Series

Total sales for the 2019 Bullion Gold Buffalo reached 61,500 coins sold.

Sources: US Mint, USA Gold, Guide to American Gold Buffalo Coins
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