1907 $20 High Relief PR62 NGC....
The sculptural nature of Saint-Gaudens double eagle is best brought out by the pinpoint precision of the proof strikings. This piece has all the elements required of a proof. The design elements display extreme sharpness, both in the centers and at the peripheries; there is an absence of die erosion or distortion; numerous, raised die polishing lines are evident and are particularly bold on this piece as a proof rather than a business strike; no radial flow lines are evident giving the coin a uniformly satiny surface; and there is a slight build-up of extruded metal just inside the borders at some places which is a result of additional strikes from the hydraulic press. Close examination with a loupe reveals a few scattered contact marks, but the only one worthy of mention is in the reverse field between the upper and lower wings of the eagle. (PCGS# 9132)
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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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