1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS....
Nonetheless, the fact remains that the MCMVII-dated High Reliefs are and will remain for most collectors the most faithful rendition of Saint-Gaudens' vision, barring the purchase of one of the extremely few original Ultra High Reliefs available in the marketplace. This piece has the usual bright, satiny mint luster always seen on high grade High Relief twenties. The color is bright yellow-gold for the most part, with only a hint of light reddish patina. The surfaces are essentially flawless and appear even finer than the stated grade.
For many collectors, the near-Gem grade level represents the optimal collector grade for this issue, with coins offering most of the appeal of a full Gem, yet at a considerable discount to the MS65 price.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)
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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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