1907 $20 Arabic Numerals MS67 PCGS....
First-Year Arabic Numerals, No Motto Type
None Numerically Finer at PCGS or NGC
Coinage of the low-relief double eagles began in early December, but the first 8,000 pieces had to be destroyed because of problems with the edge lettering. It was mid-December before the problems were finally resolved, and a substantial mintage of 361,667 Arabic Numerals double eagles was produced by the end of the year. Because of President Roosevelt's objection to the motto, IN GOD WE TRUST was not included in the design, creating a short-lived popular design type for later generations of collectors.
The High Relief double eagle received most of the attention in 1907, and comparatively few examples of the Arabic Numerals mintage were saved by contemporary collectors. Easily located in grades up to the Gem level, this issue is very rare in MS67.
The present coin is a magnificent Superb Gem, with incredible technical quality and tremendous eye appeal. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout and the fields are remarkably free of contact marks. The bright orange-gold surfaces gleam with vibrant mint luster. Neither PCGS nor NGC has graded any coins in higher numeric grades. Population: 16 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 26F5, PCGS# 9141)
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