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    1907 High Relief, MS62
    Much Scarcer Flat Rim Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS62 PCGS. On December 14, 1907, Mint Director Leach ordered "that the operators be instructed to work with extreme care so as to prevent the excessive burrs on the edges of the coin." The "burrs" as Leach called them, or "fins" as other Mint personnel termed them, are more affectionately known by collectors as "wire rims." The thin rim of metal Mint officials found so troublesome was virtually eliminated in the final production runs of High Reliefs. The only trace of a "fin" on this coin is from 5 to 9 o'clock on the reverse. The surfaces on this bright, satiny example are minimally marked for the grade. Sharply struck throughout, as one would expect from three blows from a hydraulic press.(Registry values: N4719) (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
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