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8717

1907 $20 HighRelief

2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271

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Auction Ended On: Oct 5, 2001
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Superb Proof High Relief Twenty
1907 $20 High Relief PR67 NGC. This is the Proof High Relief $20 that recently sold as lot 9333 in Heritage's June 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale, where it was described as: "After the striking of the 24 Ultra High Reliefs in February and March 1907, Henry Hering (Augustus Saint-Gaudens' pupil and assistant) worked with Mint officials and prepared a second set of master dies and hubs in lower relief. Six pairs of working dies were produced that eventually struck the 11,250 coins we know today as the Wire Rim and Flat Rim High Reliefs. Two pairs of these working dies were used to also strike an unknown number of Satin Finish proofs. All High Reliefs were struck on the Mint's hydraulic presses, which were normally used to produce medals. Regular business strike High Reliefs required five blows from the hydraulic press to strike up. To bring up the extra detail on proofs, the planchets were struck six or seven times. David Akers estimated that somewhere between 20 and 25 proofs were struck, but did not speculate about the number of recognizable survivors today. Subtle yet significant differences distinguish business strikes from proofs. The coin displays broad, flat borders with razor sharp inner and outer edges. In addition, the berries on the olive branch are fully rounded, all pillars in the Capitol building are separated, and the eagle's tail feathers are crisp down to the ends. There are numerous swirling and horizontal striations in the fields, evidence that the dies were extensively polished before striking.
"The surfaces have a glowing, satin-like finish and there are no obvious contact marks on either side. However, that being said, magnification does reveal a couple of tiny imperfections that might be used to identify this coin in the future: there is a small mark across one of the sun's rays midway on the left side, another tiny mark is located on Liberty's right (facing) arm, and on the reverse there is a speck of dark color on the uppermost wing feather just below the S in DOLLARS. An exceptional opportunity to acquire this proof variant of the always-popular High Relief Twenty." (PCGS# 9132)

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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.

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