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1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS62+ PCGS Secure....

2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas #1175

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 19, 2012
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Location: Dallas Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

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1907 High Relief Twenty, MS62+
Scarcer Flat Rim Variant
1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS62+ PCGS Secure. Early examples of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' acclaimed High Relief double eagle featured a wire rim, or fin, around the edge of the coin, formed when metal was extruded between the collar and the die during the striking process. To eliminate this problem, adjustments were made to the milling and dimensions of the planchets. This resulted in the famous Flat Rim variant, which is actually much more elusive than its Wire Rim counterpart.
This high-end MS62 specimen shows the sharply detailed three-dimensional central design elements expected of the High Relief issue. Like all examples seen, the strike is a bit softer on the peripheral devices because of the curvature of the fields. The lustrous yellow and greenish-gold surfaces show only minor contact marks. An attractive example of the most beautiful U.S. coin design.(Registry values: N4719) (PCGS# 9136)

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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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