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Any buyer’s remorse?

Here we are more than one year after the sales began for the 2009 Ultra High Relief Saint-Gaudens gold $20.

It is approximately two months since sales ended.

The mintage, though not finalized by the Mint’s accountants, is 115,178.

Did you buy one?

More importantly: are you glad you bought one?

I wrote a year ago how excited fellow staff member Bob Van Ryzin was the day the UHR coin he had ordered arrived.

He showed it around the office. He showed it to me. It was one of those experiences that every collector understands, that undefinable pride of owning something that you have always wanted to own.

Sure, he is a Saint-Gaudens scholar; I am not, but I sure understood how he felt. Collector feelings are important. We don’t talk about them. It is all about completing a set, making a buck, or art and history. We don’t usually say what we feel.

How about you? How are you feeling about your UHR?