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    1907 Flat Rim High Relief Twenty
    Superior Select Uncirculated Example

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS63 PCGS. To say Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber objected to the Augustus Saint-Gaudens High Relief design may be an understatement. Partly from professional jealousy, and certainly from a technical standpoint, Barber's reaction to the project could be at times mean-spirited and truculent, yet he deserves a share of the credit for the mintage of what is generally regarded as the pinnacle of American coinage. A case in point is the difficulty from excessive metal flow between the dies and collar that resulted in a vulnerable Wire Rim on the earliest High Relief strikings. Barber's tenacity eventually solved the problem, resulting in the beveled-edge, Flat Rim solution that was minted in relatively small numbers at the end of 1907.

    This example of the Flat Rim High Relief offers exceptional quality for the Select Uncirculated grade. The surfaces are smooth and attractive, with sumptuous yellow-gold color and a strong strike. Only a few tiny marks are widely scattered, and even then they need sharp eyes with an assist from a glass to be visible. The Flat Rim variant is considerably scarcer than the Wire Rim, adding to the appeal. It would be hard to improve upon this superior High Relief double eagle for the assigned grade.(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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    4th-7th Thursday-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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