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    MCMVII High Relief Double Eagle, MS63
    Flat Rim, Bold Strike

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim, MS63 NGC. A honey-gold Select example of the famous MCMVII high relief twenty. Only 12,367 pieces were struck of the impractical design, which did not stack and, according to Breen, "required five blows from the press to bring the design up to acceptable clarity of relief detail." Most examples were promptly set aside but are in demand from type set collectors and wealthy speculators. A lustrous sun-gold double eagle with bold definition aside from the usual blending on the rays near the sun. Careful examination yields a few marks west of the torch and above the sun. The obverse exhibits a slight wire rim only near 2 and 4 o'clock.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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