New UHR Gold Coin Site from the US Mint
A new website from United States Mint has recently appeared, providing information and videos about the 2009 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle Gold Coin.
The site allows for an interesting 360 degree rotating tour of the coin with integrated facts. Separate sections of the site on the Design, Heritage, and Technology offer videos that I have not seen posted anywhere else.
I am not sure exactly when the site was launched. I stumbled across it within some search engine results. Even though the site is already live and functional, I don't believe the US Mint has publicly announced or promoted the site. It is not linked or referenced from any of the existing pages about the UHR on the US Mint's main website.
This is the first time I have seen the US Mint create a separate website for any purpose. I think the timing could have been better- they could have launched the site prior to the coin release and mentioned it within some of their promotional materials. With the coin already six months into release, it will be interesting to see how the US Mint starts using the site.
If you have some time this weekend, check out the new site at uhrgoldcoin.gov.
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