“High relief” coins have a defined image projecting out of a flat field. A coin’s relief refers to the image on the coin and the distance between the field’s lowest point and the design’s highest point. President Roosevelt enjoyed the high reliefs created by the Greeks and commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to produce a beautiful high-relief design. These gold coins were struck repeatedly with 172 tons of pressure to achieve their dramatic and eye-catching definition. Today, U.S. High Relief Gold coins are highly sought after by collectors and investors alike for their historical significance and exquisite beauty.