2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold coin
The United States is beautifully represented in the design of this pure 24 karat (.9999) fine gold coin. It is the first of its kind and has been the subject of much anticipation throughout the numismatic community. The denomination on this coin of $100 is the first such occurrence on modern US gold coins.
The obverse design of this new coin was created by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz. It portrays Liberty as a young lady crowned with olive leaves holding a torch in her right hand and a flag pole bearing the US flag in her left hand. The designer's initials are near the bottom of the design just to the left of Liberty's dress. Mint engraver Phebe Hemphill completed the sculpt of the design, and her initials show inside the bottom stripe of the flag in the lower right part of the design.
The reverse side of this coin shows a majestic American Bald Eagle in mid-flight, carrying a twig of olive in its talon as an embodiment of freedom. The design was created by US Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan. His initials are directly under the Eagle's leg and above the leading edge of the olive twig. Mint Engraver Don Everhart completed the sculpt of this design and his initials can be found along the right edge of the design.
High Relief Gold coin history
While this American Liberty High Relief gold coin is the first of its kind, this is not the first high relief gold coin struck in the United States. In 2009 the United States Mint produced a limited number of Ultra High Relief coins that reincarnated the Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1907 double eagle 20 dollar coin with exacting detail. These coins were immediately very popular and their premium value soared shortly after their release. To this day, these coins are difficult to find and are quite valuable.
The 2015 High Relief gold coin does not reincarnate an old design. It represents a modern art technique to create a design with classic allegoric American symbols in a more modern setting. The coin's design is truly stunning and is sure to be a hit with collectors!
PCGS Gold Foil Label
This coin is grade mint state 70 by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). It also has the 'First Strike' designation, which means that the coin was received by PCGS within the first 30 days of the issue's release from the mint. Additionally, PCGS used a special metallic gold foil label with this coin to complement the beauty of the gold coin. These labels are only used by PCGS on special occasion.
Act now to get this special new coin issue with the First Strike designation on a special gold foil label while they last!
This 2015-W American Liberty Gold High Relief $100 PCGS MS70 FS (Gold Foil Label) is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2015|
|Release Type:||First Strike|
|Label/Signature:||Gold Foil Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1032 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|