1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim AU58 PCGS....
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Flat Rim Variant
" ... created a unique place for himself as confidante of the powerful, and arbiter of taste for a generation of American sculptors who were his pupils. Saint-Gaudens understood classicism as few other American sculptors did, imbuing the cool, crisp lines of his monuments and reliefs with an underlying vitality that was both physical and psychic as well."
The cool, crisp lines Duffy refers to are plainly evident on his High Relief twenty. The crispness of the lines in Liberty's drapery are clearly reminiscent of statuary from classical Greece. This classical influence was what Saint-Gaudens and President Roosevelt were striving for when they first began to talk in 1905 about redesigning the nation's coinage. Even with slight friction over the high points, the classical influences are abundantly clear on this coin. The reddish-tinted surfaces show a few small contact marks in the upper obverse fields.(Registry values: N1) (PCGS# 9136)
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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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