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    1907 High Relief Double Eagle, MS61
    Much Scarcer Flat Rim Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS61 NGC. Mint personnel called what we know as the wire rim a "fin." And the presence of a fin was definitely an undesirable trait on coinage. After most High Reliefs had been struck, attempts were made to eliminate this "flaw" but most were unsuccessful. As a result, Flat Rim High Reliefs are four to five times scarcer than their Wire Rim counterparts. The elimination of the offending fin was successful on the obverse of this coin, but less so on the reverse. The surfaces show an overall brightness and uniform light reddish patina. A loupe reveals numerous tiny contact marks, but none are large or even noticeable to the unaided eye. We predict this will prove to be a popular lot as it offers so much obvious appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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