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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: G$100 2015 W HIGH RELIEF - .9999 FINE EARLY RELEASES
Full Grade: NGC MS 70 PL
Owner: J Reed

Owner Comments:


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: 35,547 coins sold.
2018 HR Liberty: 48,733 coins sold.
2019 HR Liberty: 24,609 coins sold.
2021 HR Liberty: 12,471 coins sold.

Sources; US Mint, USA Gold

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