2009 $20 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle MS (PCGS# 407404)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1820
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This is a beautiful example of one of the highlights of Mint production for numismatists in recent years. In 2009 these Ultra High Relief pieces were a sensation. Soon they were all gone. Today in 2013 they remain as popular as ever. Our own Dave Bowers recalled the scenario at the American Numismatic Association Convention that year. He stopped by at the Mint exhibit and purchased an example, taking it back to the company bourse table so it could be shipped. Not long afterwards he passed by the Mint booth and Mint Director Edward Moy came up to say hello and asked Dave if he would autograph the leaflet that came with the double eagle! Dave was quite flattered at this situation -- usually it is the Mint director who is asked to sign such things -- and did so. At the same time Dave went back to the Mint booth and bought another coin and had Ed sign his leaflet.<br />
The present piece will be a great addition to any collection of modern Mint issues.