2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin
A first of its kind, this beautiful .9999 fine gold coin was created in stunning high relief to represent America and the Liberty for which it stands. The allegorical theme of Liberty has been 'freshened' with a young and beautiful yet simple representation of Lady Liberty crowned in a laurel wreath holding the American Flag in one hand and a torch - lighting the way - in the other hand.
The obverse design was created by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz , while the reverse design was created by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan. The initials of each of the designers show on their respective side of the coin.
American High Relief Gold coins
This is the first in what is planned to be an entire series of coins, but it is not the first high relief gold coin minted by the United States Mint. In 2009, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens high relief double eagle design from 1907 was painstakingly reduced to a small size and was minted into a one ounce ultra high relief coin for collectors. It immediately gained super popularity and is one of the most sought after modern gold commemorative coins minted in the United States to date.
The 2015 High Relief gold coin does not reincarnate an old design, it rather employs modern art technique to create a design with classic allegoric American symbols in a modern setting. The coin's design is truly stunning and makes for a beautiful debut to what we hope can be a long-lasting series.
NGC MS70 Early Releases
This coin was graded as mint state 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). This means that the coin was examined by NGC's professional graders, and was deemed 'as struck,' with no visible flaws. This is the ultimate grade a coin can receive through a top-tier grading service.
Additionally, this coin has received the designation, "Early Releases," meaning that it was received for grading within the first 30 days of its release from the US Mint.
Now you can own one of these highly limited coins at a very competitive price! Don't wait - the mintage on these coins is sure to produce an immediate sellout at the mint!
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Release Type:||Early Releases|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
Phebe Hemphill is a prolific American medallic sculptor and designer who has been on the sculpting-engraving staff of the United States Mint since 2006.
Over the years, the West Point Mint has admirably served the Numismatic community by producing a number of iconic, noteworthy, and highly sought-after releases.