I received an email from the U.S. Mint yesterday announcing that their 2015 High Relief 24K Gold Coin will be available for sale on July 30, 2015, at 12 noon (ET).
From the description and pictures posted by the mint it looks like this coin will be quite attractive. I wonder if NGC will design a special label for this coin and/or offer a distinctive pedigree for specimens submitted for grading at the ANA World's Fair of Money.
The United States Mint fulfilled renowned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens' original vision of an ultra high relief double eagle gold coin with the release of the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin, closing one era of classic American coin design and ushering in a new one.
The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin is the latest in that new era, a piece that renders contemporary designs using the latest in modern digital and manufacturing technology.
United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Justin Kunz has created a modern depiction of Liberty for the obverse (heads side), evoking the ideals of liberty, courage and hope. Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul Balan's reverse (tails) design depicts an American eagle rising in flight, gripping a branch in its talons as an embodiment of freedom.
The 2015 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin represents our proud numismatic heritage and glimmering future at their very best.
Containing one troy ounce of .9999 fine 24--karat gold, these lustrous high relief coins are among the world's purest gold coins. Each is encapsulated and presented in a black velvet presentation case and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. It will be a treasured addition to any collection.
Item Number: UH8
Mintage Limit: 50,000
Product Limit: None
Household Order Limit: None
Composition: 99.99% Gold
Content: .999 Fine Gold (31.1035 grams)
Weight: 1.0000 troy ounce (31.108 grams)
Diameter: 1.205 inches (30.61 mm)
Mint and Mint Mark: West point - W