2009 $20 Ultra High Relief MS70 PL
Authentic Signature / Anna Cabral
The 2009 $20 Saint Gaudens Ultra High Relief gold coin is one the most iconic coins ever struck at the United States Mint. It's a coin that put the United States Mint's talents on display for not only the Nation but the entire world. This coin's unique ultra high relief strike and sheer beauty have made it one of the most beloved gold coins by collectors worldwide.
Today, out of the 114,427 Ultra High Relief Double Eagles that were struck, just a mere 1.4% have been designated flawless MS 70 Proof-Like (PL) by NGC. The Proof-Like designation is one the most desirable designations a 2009 Ultra High Relief can have, however, they can be challenging to locate as they are nearly 12 times rarer than a regular MS70.
This particular Proof-Like example is even more elusive as it features the authentic hand-signed signature of the 42nd U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral. She is NGC's newest signer and is the highest appointed U.S. Government official ever to sign U.S. Government issued gold and silver coin certification labels for NGC. Anna was appointed by former President George W. Bush and had direct oversight of the United States Mint, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and even the famed Fort Knox from 2005 to 2009. Her signature label is difficult to locate as it is not offered on many items.
This 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle in NGC MS70 PL featuring the authentic hand- signed signature of the 42nd U.S. Treasurer Anna Cabral is a must have for any Signature Series collector.