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    1907 Flat Rim, High Relief, AU58
    Just a Trace of the Wire Rim Shows

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim AU58 NGC. Late in the production run the High Relief twenty the design was slightly modified in order to reduce or eliminate the wire rim seen around most examples. This was seen as a die defect by Mint Director Frank Leach and he demanded it be fixed. The "problem" of the wire rim was never fully resolved as most High Reliefs still show a remnant of extruded metal somewhere on the rim. On this coin it is only seen on the reverse rim from 7 to 10 o'clock. The surfaces are bright on both sides and there is just a bit of flatness on the high points of the design. A number of small contact marks are scattered across both sides, but none are of individual significance.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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