Struck in One Ounce of Palladium and Five Ounces of Silver for the First Time Ever
For the first time ever, Winged Liberty can be yours struck in a full ounce of 99.95% pure palladium!
Though it was first discovered in 1803, palladium has recently risen to the top of the precious metals world. It’s currently beating out even gold in its value!
Struck in Ultra High Relief condition, this proof uses modern minting techniques to display incredible high relief designs on both sides of the planchet without the use of concave, bowl-shaped fields. Given a Proof finish, the designs feature a frosty appearance while the fields shine with mirror-like brilliance. It’s a wonder to hold on your hands—Saint-Gaudens’ original vision as even he could never have imagined it!
Striking these coins is no easy task. For many mints, it's actually impossible, as they don't have the technology to do so! It's even rare for the U.S. Mint, which attempted an Ultra High Relief coin in 1907 and discovered how difficult it was, and didn't try again for over 100 years.
Another first for the series is the release of Winged Liberty Ultra High Relief Proofs struck in five full ounces of 99.9% fine silver. Similarly struck with flat rather than bowl-shaped fields, this massive numismatic achievement features a whopping diameter of 65 millimeters. You’ll need two hands to hold this beauty up for examination—which you’ll want to do again and again.