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    1907 Flat Rim High Relief, MS63
    Much Scarcer Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS63 PCGS. CAC. The Flat Rim variant of the High Relief twenty is at least five times scarcer than its Wire Rim counterpart. After Mint Director Frank Leach issued his December 6 letter stating he was "exceedingly humiliated to have the Secretary of the Treasury call attention to the excessive burr," he issued another letter eight days later instructing Mint Superintendent John Landis to "work with extreme care so as to prevent the excessive burrs on the edges of the coin." Only a tiny percentage of Flat Rim coins actually succeeded in showing none of the offending "burrs." This example is ever so close. Just the slightest "burr" is seen on each side. Otherwise, the surfaces are remarkably bright and satiny with just a hint of reddish patina seen surrounding the central devices. There are no obvious or detracting marks on either side of this impressive High Relief, and the strike is complete throughout.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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